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The Canadian 
Congregational Y ear Book, 



Twenty-Fourth Annual Volume 

• •••• • * •,♦, 

REV. WM. WYE SMITH.::- •-.• •* '/ , h'V 

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Printed for the Congregational Publishing Company 
BY Dudley 4 Burns, 11 Colborne St. 


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Churches : p. 37, add Yictoria, B.C. 

Ministers : 

C. E. Bolton, pastor at Belwood, Ont. 

D. S. Hamilton, pastor at Point St. Charles, Montreal. 
J. D. McEwen, pastor at Stouffville, Ont. 

G. E. Read, pastor at Rock Island, Que. 
G. W. Sidall, accepted call to Halifax. England. 
.:*.-•.•.. • T.,L^g^tte, pastor at Edgar, Ont. 

J. W. Goffin, Barrie, (omitted, p. 38.) 

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* Sanipson Nicholls, pastor at Melbourne, Que., (omitted 
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N this Twenty-fourth Annual VoUime, we 
(Jesire to draw special attention to the 
Address from the Chair by Mr. Leet, to the 
Letter to the Churches, and to the interest- 
ing Reminiscences of the Nova Scotia and 
New Brunswick Union by Mr. Cox, Secretary. 
The resignation of Rev. Principal Barbour* 
and the cheering statement of the Treasurer 

concerning the finances of the C. C. Missionary Society, are also 

important and suggestive. 

We trust this issue will be found interesting and helpful 
among the churches, and that it will be promptly taken up and 
circulated It is issued for the purpose of being read and studied 
and referred to ; and this object can best be attained by churches 
promptly ordering copies for circulation. 

The Editor hoped to have this issue out earlier than ever 
before ; but when the last week of August has arrived, with the 
Statistics of the Churches not yet all in hand, it is impossible to 
more than equal former dates of issue. 


St. Catharines, Ont., 
August 26th, 189f). 



Statistical Tables 6 

Official List 17 

Congregational Unions 19 

Congregational Societies 22 

General Congregational Statistics 31 

Postal Information 33 

List of Chairmen 36 

Congregational Churches 37 

Congregational Ministers 38 

Congregational Record 40 

District Associations 43 

Theological Colleges 46 

" Union of 1896" 47 

Obituary 52 

Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec 63 

Chairman's Address ^ 97 

Letter to the Churches 108 

Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 113 

Women's Missionary Society 123 

Congregational College of Canada 126 

** Denominational Loyalty " 167 

Bethlehem Church, Westuiount 171 

Report, Christian Endeavor 174 

" Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Union, 50 Years Ago " 176 

Canada Congregational Missionary Society 184 

Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society 231 

Woman's Board of Missions 251 

Provident Fund Society 255 

Publishing Company 266 

Illustrations : 

S. P. Leet, B.C.L., Chairman Union Frontispiece 

Rev. John I. Hindley, Ph.D., Chairman-elect p. 63 

Denominational Target 167 

Westmount Church 171 

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INDEX. Vll. 

" Denominational Loyalty " 167 

England and Wales 19, 31 

Evangelical Union 20 

E. U. Home Mission 26 

E. U. Provident Fund 26 

Education Society (U.S.) 28 

Europe 29 

Foster, Miss H 57 

**Fifty Years Ago" 176 

Foreign Missionary Society 13, 231 

Constitution 232 

Annual Meeting 234 

Secretary's Report 236 

Treasurer's Report 240 

Contributions , . . . . 244 

Home Missionary Society (U.S. ) 28 

Hawaii ^ . . 30 

Illinois 21 

Indiana 21 

Ireland 20, 26, 32 

Congregational Union 26 

Provident Fund 26 

Evangelical Society 25 

India 29 

Jamaica 21 

London MiRsionary Society 24, 30 

London Congregational Union ~. 25 

Letter to the Churches 108 

Lee, Miss Wilberforce 61 

Massachusetts 21 

Madagascar 29 

Ministers in Canada, etc 38 

II in the Union 71 

Minutes, Union of Ontario and Quebec ... 72 

II II Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 114 

Missionary Society [Home] 192 

II II Foreign 231 

,1 M Women's 123 

M ichigan 22 

Minnesota .... 22 

M inisters' Provident Fund 25 

Widows'Fund 25 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick . 19 

Newfoundland 19, 24 

New South Wales 20, 27 

New Zealand 20 

Vlll. INDEX. 

Natal 20 

National Council (U. S.) 21 

North Dakota 21 

New York . 22 

Obituary Notices " 52 

Ohio 12 

Postal Information c 33 

Provident Fund 23, 255 

By-Laws ' 255 

Annual Report 261 

Pastors' Retiring Fund 25 

M Widows' Fund 25 

Publishing Co .23/266 

Annual Meeting 267 

Treasurer's Statement , 269 

Queensland v 20 

Record for 1895-96 40 

Report of Ontario and Quebec Union 74 

If Statistical Secretary 93 

„ of N. S. and N. B 121 

II Christian Endeavor 174 

Scotland 20, 31 

Congregational Union 25 

South Australia 20, 27 

South Africa 20 

South Dakota 21 

Societies, Congregational 22 

Sunday School and Pub. Society 28 

Sweden and Norway , 30 

Statistics, General , 31 

Statistical Tables 5 

Scott, Miss E 59 

Thomas, Rev. R. T 56 

Tasmania 20, 27 

** Target" 166 

Union of 1896 (Editorial) 47 

Union, Ontario and Quebec 63 

** Nova Scotia an(l New Brunswick 113 

**Unionof N. S. and N. B. Fifty Years Ago " 176 

United States 27, 32 

Vermont 22 

Victoria 20, 27 

West Indies. ., 29 

Wisconsin 22 

Western Australia 20 

Whitlaw, Charles . . 52 

Wallis, Mrs. Joseph 56 

Walker, Mrs. S. M., , 61 

Woman's Board of Missions 13, 251 

Women's Missionary Society 14, 123 

Westmount Church 171 












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Congregational Union. Ontario and Quebec. — Chairman 
for 1896, Seth P. Leet, B.CX., Montreal ; Chairman for 1897, 
Rev. John I. Hindley, Ph.D., Forest, Ont. ; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Rev. John P. Gerrie, 90 Langley Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

Congregational Union, Nova Scotia and New Bruns- 
wick. — Chairman, Rev. William D. Forbush, Ph.D., Yarmouth. 
N. S. ; Secretary, Rev. J. W. Cox ; Assistant Secretary, Rev. 
William J. Minchin, St. John, N. B. ; Treasurer, James Wood- 
row, St. John, N. B. 

Congregational College of Canada. — Principal, Rev. 
William M. Barbour, D.D., Montreal; Secretary of Board, and 
of the College, Rev. W. Henry Warriner, B.D., 7 Shuter Street, 
Montreal, Que. ; Treasurer, Thomas Moodie, 30 St. John Street, 
Montreal ; Librarian, Rev. Edward M. Hill, 2367 St. Catherine 
Street, Montreal ; Location of College, McTavish Street, Mon- 
treal, Province of Quebec. 

Canada Congregational Missionary Society — President 
Charles Cushing, B.C.L., Montreal ; Secretary, Rev. Archd. F. 
McGregor, Woodstock, Ont. ; Treasurer, Charles R. Black, Bank 
of Toronto Chambers, Montreal, Que. 

Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. 
— President, Seth P. Leet, B.C.L., Montreal; Secretary, Rev. 
Edward M. Hill, 2367 St. Catherine Street, Montreal ; Treasurer, 
Rev. W. T. Gunn, Cowansville, Que. 

Woman's Board of Missions. — President, Mrs. D. Macal- 
lum, Maxville, Ont. ; Secretary, Mrs. Robert Freeland, Bowman- 
ville, Ont. ; Treasurer, Mrs. Frances A. Sanders, 125 Mackay 
Street, Montreal. 

Women's Missionary Society, N. S. and N. B. — President, 
Mrs. Jenkins, Yarmouth, N. S. ; Secretary, Miss Ida Barker, 
Sheffield, N. B.; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. W. S. Bums, 
Shelburne, N. S. ; Treasurer, Mrs. C. H. Dearborn, St. John, N. B. 

Newfoundland Home Missionary Society. — Secretary, 
James Cadwell, St. Johns, Nfld. 



Provident Fund Society.— President, Charles Alexander, 
Montreal ; Secretary-Treasurer, Thom&s Moodie, 30 St. John 
Street, Montreal, Que. 

Congregational Pctblishing Company. — President, John 
C. Copp, Toronto ; Secretary-Treasurer, and Editor of Year 
Book, Rev. W. W. Smith, St. Catharines, Ont. ; Editor of Con- 
gregationalist, Rev. J. P. Gorrie. Office, 5 Jordan Street, Toronto, 

Colonial Missionary Society. — Secretary, Rev. D. Bur- 
ford Hooke, 22 Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, London, Eng- 

London Missionary Society. — Foreign Secretary, Rev. R. 
Wardlaw Thompson ; Home Secretary, Rev. Arthur N. Johnson, 
M.A. Office, Mission House, 14 Blomfield Street, London-wall, 
London, England. 

Congregational Union, England and Wales. — Secretary, 
Rev. W. J. Woods, B.A., Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, Lon- 
don, England. 

Congregational Union of Scotland. — Secretary, Rev. 
W. Hope Davison, 30 George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Evangelical Union of Scotland. — Secretary, Rev. George 
Gladstone, 38 Newark Drive, Pollokshaws, Glasgow, Scotland, 

Congregational Union of Ireland. — Secretary, Rev. Jas. 
Cregan, Knock Croom, Belfast, Ireland. 

National Council of the Congregational Churches 
OF the United States. — Secretary, Rev. Henry A. Hazen, 
Auburndale, Mass. 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions. — Secretaries, Rev. Judson Smith, D.D., Charles H. Daniels, 
D.D., James L. Barton, D.D. ; Assistant Treasurer, Frank H. 
Wiggin. Office, I Somerset Street, Boston, Mass. 

Congregational Sunday School and Publishing So- 
ciety. — Secretary, Rev. George M. Boynton, D.D. ; Office, 1 
Somerset Street, Boston, Mass. 




1. Ontario and Quebec. — Organized in 1853, by the 
amalgamation of the Unions of Upper and Lower Canada. The 
next annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, 9th June, 1897, 
in First Congregational Church, Kingston, Ontario, at 9 a.m. 
Chairman for 1396, Mr. Seth P. Leet, Barrister, Montreal ; 
Chairman for 1897, Rev. John Ingham Hindley, Ph.D., Forest, 
Ontario; Secretary -Treasurer, Rev. John P. Gerrie, 90 Langley 
Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. 

2. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. — Organized in 1847. 
Chairman, Rev. Wm. B. Forbush, Ph.D., Yarmouth, N.S. ; Secre- 
tary, Rev. Jacob W. Cox ; Assistant-Secretary, Wm. J. Minchin, 
St. John, N.B.; TreaJsurer, James Woodrow, St. John, New Bruns- 

3. Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North- West. — 
Three churches in Manitoba, two in British Columbia, and one 
in Alberta. Six ministers. In Connection with the Union of 
Ontario and Quebec. 


Ministers. — Rev. G. Ward Siddall, St. Johns; Rev. John 
Squires, Pool's Cove; Mr. Gillingham, Twillingate ; Mr. Beer, 


1. England and Wales. — Formed in 1831. Chairman 
for 1896, Rev. J. Morlais Jones ; Chairman for 1897, Rev. Chas. 
A. Berry, D.D., Wolverhampton ; Treasv/rer, William Crossfield ; 
Secretary, Rev. W. J. Woods, B.A., Memorial Hall, Farringdon 
St., London, E.C. 

2. The Union of Welsh Independents. — Embraces min- 
isters, deacons and delegates from churches and from quarterly 
meetings. GAairma^i, Rev. D.M. Jenkins, Liverpool; Secreta'^y, 
Rev. J. Williams, Hafod, Pontypridd. 


3. Scotland. — Composed of ministers and delegates from 
the churches. Chairman, 1896-97, Mr. J. R. Sandilands, Glas- 

. gow ; Secretary, Rev. W. Hope Davison, M.A., 30 George Square, 

4. Evangelical Union of Scotland. — President 1896, 
Rev. Alexander Brown, Aberdeen ; Secretary, Rev. George Glad- 
stone, 38 Newark Drive, PoUokshields, Glasgow. 

5. Ireland. — Chairman, Rev. J. Lyon, Carrickfergus ; Sec- 
retary, Rev. James Cregan, Knock Groom, Belfast. 

6. Channel Islands. — Chairman, Rev. Edgar Mann ; Sec- 
retary, Rev. F. C. Skegg, St. Helier, Jersey. 


1. Victoria. — Chairman, 1896, Rev. E. Taylor; Secretary, 
Rev. J. J. Halley, Congregational Hall, Russell Street, Mel- 

2. New South Wales. — Chairman, 1895-96, Rev. W.J. 
L. Closs, B.A. ; Secretaries, Rev. James Buchan, Sydney, and 
James Brown. 

3. Queensland. — Secretary, Rev. T. E. Pierce, Southport. 

4. South Australia. — Formed in 1850. Chairman, Rev. 
T. Kyte ; Secretary, W. Penry Jones, Adelaide. 

5. Western Australia. — Chairman, Rev. W. T. Kench ; 
Secretary, Rev. W. H. Peters, Freemantle. 

6. Tasmania. — Chairman, 1896-97, G. W. Sharp ; Secretary, 
Rev. J. W. Simmons, Hobart. 

7. New Zexland.— Chairman, 1896-97, Rev. W. M. Fell ; 
Secretary, John Bowden, Auckland. 


1. Natal. — Chairman, 1896, Rev. C. Thomson ; Secretary, 
Rev. John Femie, Durban. 

2. South Africa. — Chairman, Rev. A. Vine Hall ; Hon.- 
Secretary, Rev. J. Pritchard, Port Elizabeth, 



1. Jamaica. — Chaimian, Mr. J. J. Bowrey ; Secretary, Rev. 
J. J. Kilpin Fletcher, Williamsiield. 

2. BniTiSH Guiana. — Chairman, Rev. R. B. Lander ; Sec- 
retary, Rev. T. J. Toddings, Georgetown. 

VII. united STATES. 

1. National Council of the Congregational Churches. 
— Organized 1871. Meets every third year. Next meeting in 
Portland, Oregon, Oct. 8, 1898 ; Secretary, Rev. Henry A. Hazen, 
Aubumdale, Mass. 

2. Each State has generally an Association or Conference, 
of the nature of a Congregational Union. We give the Associa- 
tions of some of the States most frequented by Canadians, with 
the Secretaries or other officers, to be addressed by correspon- 

California, General Association. — Registrar and Treasurer, 
Rev. James H. Warren, San Francisco ; meets October 6th, 1896, 
at Sacramento. 

California, Southern General Association. — Registrar and 
Treasurer, Rev. James T. Ford, Los Angeles. Meets October 
13th, 1896, at Claremont. 

South Dakota Association. — Secretary and Treasurer, Rev. 
W. B. Hubbard, Armour. Meets May 18th, 1897. 

North Dakota, General Conference. — Secretary and Trea- 
surer, Rev. Chas. H. Phillips, Jamestown. Meets September 8th, 

Illinois, General Association. — Registrar and Treasurer, 
Rev. John B. Fairbank, Waverley. Meets May 17th, 1897, at 

Indiana, General Association. — Sr,cretary and Treasurer, 
Rev. N. A. Hyde, Indianapolis. Meets May 11th, 1897, at 

Massachusetts, General Association. — Secretary, Rev. H. 
A. Hazen, Aubumdale. Meets May 18th, 1897, at Worcester. 


Michigan Association. — Secretary and Treasurer, Rev. 
John P. Sanderson, Detroit. Meets May 18th, 1897, at Saginaw. 

Minnesota, General Association. — Secretary and Treasurer, 
Rev. S. W. Dickenson, 699 Ravine Street, St. Paul. Meets Sep- 
tember 15th, 1896, at Fairbault. 

New York, General Association. — Secretary, Rev. James 
Deane, Crown Point. Meets May 18th, 1897, at Canandaigua. 

Ohio Association. — Registrar and Treasurer, Rev. John G. 
Fraser, D.D., Cleveland. Meets May 18th, 1897, at Sandusky. 

Vermont, General Convention. — Corresponding Secreta/ry, 
John M. Comstock, Chelsea. Meets June 8th, 18v)7. 

Wisconsin Convention. — Permanent Clerk, Rev. Henry A. 
Miner, Madison. Meets September 29th, 1896, at Antigo. 



1. Congregational Missionary Society. — Formed in 
1853, by the union of societies previously existing in Upper and 
Lower Canada Object, to plant new churches, and sustain 
those in the provinces that are weak. Administration by a 
General Committee and Executive Committee. Any person 
connected with a Congregational church, and subscribing two 
dollars annually to this Society, may be a member. Life-mem- 
bers are those who give twenty dollars or more, at one time. 
Annual meeting held in connection with the Congregational 
Union. Income for the year 1895-96 : 

Contributions from Churches $3,862 39 

Woman's Board of Missions 600 00 

Nova Scotia Invested Funds 414 04 

Shurtletf Mission Fund 934 11 

Special Collections, Contributions, etc 284 96 

Net Income $6,095 50 

The expenditure for the year has been $5,221 93. 


The Society has also three special funds, amounting in all 
to $75,382.89, the interest of which alone can be used ; and for the 
special purposes desi^ated. 

The officers for the year 1896-97 are : Charles Gushing, Esq., 
B.C.L., 67 McGill College Avenue, Montreal, President ; Rev. A. 
F. McGregor, B.A., Woodstock, Ont., Secretary ; C. R. Black, 
Bank of Toronto Chambers, Montreal, Treasurer. 

2. Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. — An- 
nual meeting with the Congregational Union of Ontario and 
Quebec. Present Mission field, West Central Africa. Receipts, 
$3,121.88 ; expenditure, $3,086.27. Officers : S. P. Leet, Esq., 
B.O.L., Montreal, President; Rev. E. M. Hill, M.A., 2367 St. 
Catherine Street, Montreal, Secretai^ ; Bev. W. T. Gunn, 
Cowansville, Que., Treasurer. 

3. Congregational Pkovident Fund. — Established in 
1856, as a Widows' and Orphans* Society ; in 1873 the Pastors' 
Retiring Fund Branch was added, and the name given as above. 
Widows of deceased members receive an annuity of $100 ; and 
for children, sons under sixteen and daughters under eighteen, 
$20 ; but th^ youngest child $40. Superannuated ministers 
receive $100 a year for life* Capital : Widows' and Orphans' 
Branch, $18,563.11. Retiring Ministers' Branch, $7,978.58 
Churches and friends are asked to remember these benevolences. 
Churches are recommended to make their pastors members of 
this Society, on very easy terms, by paying a lump sum. Thos. 
Moodie, Esq., 30 St. John St., Montreal, Secretary- Treasurer. 

4. Congregational Publishing Company. — Incorporated 
in 1874; composed of stockholders of five dollar shares. Pub- 
lications : The Congregaiionalist and Canadian Independent, 
weekly, $1.00 a year, office 5 Jordan St., Toronto ; and Congre- 
TfATiONAL Year Book, issued annually in September, ] 5c. per 
copy, office at St. Catharines, Ont. All pastors of Congrega- 
tipnal churches are asked to see that collections and renewals of 
subscriptions are made every year, for these publications J. C. 
Copp, Esq., Toronto, President ; Rev. W. W. Smith, St. Cathar- 
ines, Ont., Secretary-Treasurer and Editor of the Year Book ; 
Rev. J. P. Gerrie, Toronto, Editor Congregaiionalist. 

5. Canada Congregatio.val Woman*s Board of Mis- 
sions. — Mrs. D. Macallum, Maxville, Onisxio, President ; Mrs 


Robert Freeland, Bowmanville, Ont., Corresponding Secretary ; 
Mrs. Sanders, 125 Mackay, St., Montreal, Treasurer. Balance 
from last year, $988.89. Receipts $2,526.06 Total, $3,514.95. 
Disbursements, $2,677.77. Balance on hand, $837.18; of 
which $277.74 is designated. The Misses Melville (2) are 
supported as missionaries, at Cisamba, West Central Africa ; 
salary $475 each a year; a Canadian Scholarship in the 
American Girls' School, Smyrna, Turkey, $70 ; a grant of $600 
to the Canada Congregational Missionary Society ; and the 
Monthly Leaflet, constitute the regular work of the Beard. 

6. Newfoundland Congregational Home Missionary 
Society. — Connected with the Colonial Missionary Society, 
England. Headquarters in St. Johns. Missionary Churches 
established in four of the outports. Rev. G. W. Siddall, St. 
Johns, Nfld., President. 

7. Women's Missionary Society of Nova Scotia and 
New Brunswick. — Formed as an auxiliary to the C. C. Home 
Missionary Society. Last year also made grants to the Foreign 
Missionary Society. Officers elected, July 1896 : — President, 
Mrs. Jenkins, Yarmouth, N.S. 1st Vice-President, Miss M. 
Sykes, Keswick Ridge, N.B Secretary, Miss Ida Barker, Shef- 
field, N.B. ; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. S. W. Burns, Shel- 
burne, N.S. Treaswrer, Mrs. C. H. Dearborn, St. John, N.B. 


1. The London Missionary SociETY.-^Formed in 1795, on 
a catholic basis, to spread the knowledge of Christ among the 
heathen and other unenlightened nations. It sustains missions 
in China, India, South Africa, Central Africa, Madagascar, the 
West Indies, Polynesia, and New Guinea. For facts, see General 
Congregational Statistics, section xvi. Rev. R. W. Thompson, 
Foreign Secretary ; Rev. Arthur N. Johnson, M.A., Rome Secre- 
tary ; Albert Spicer, Esq., M.P., Treasurer. Office, Mission 
House, 1 4 Blomfield St., London- wall, London, E. C. 

2. Congregational Church Aid and Home Missionary 
Society. — Object, to aid weak churches and poorly paid pastors, 
and to provide for the preaching of the gospel and other evan- 
gelical work in destitute places throughout England, and with 


the English-speaking population of Wales, Expended last year 
in grants for Home Missions, £28,358. Rev. W. F. Clarkson, 
Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., London, E.C., Secretary. 

3. London Congregational Union ; with which is in- 
corporated " The London Chapel-Building Society." The limits 
are what is sometimes called *' Greater London " ; containing 
6,000,000 populat^n. The Union has expended upwards of 
;£'50,000 in aiding weak churches. £117,500 has been raised 
for providing additional religious accommodation in London. 
Upwards of 2^30,000 has been expended during the last twelve 
years, in relieving distress, in connection with the "Outccuat 
London " special Fund. Chairman for 1896, Mr. Andrew Pye 
Smith; Rev. Andrew Mearns, Secretary, Memorial Hall, Far- 
ringdon Street, London, E.C. 

4 Pastor's Retiring Fund.— ;^ 140,000 has been distri- 
buted to about 580 ministers. Annuitants, 168; annuities, 
;^6,132. Rev. R. T. Verral, B A., Memorial Hall, Farringdon 
Street, London, E.C., Secretary, 

5. Pastors' Widows' Fund. — Life-membership is secured 
by payment of £21, or not less than £2 2s. annually. Annui- 
tants, 67 ; annuities, £1,027. Rev. R. T. Verral, B.A-, Memorial 
Hall, Farringdon Street, London, E.C., Secreta/ry. 


1. Congregational Union of Scotland. — Sustains to 
the churches and the work the relationship of a missionary 
society. Its affairs are managed by a ganeral committee, and by 
four district committee& Expended in grants to churches, 
£1;015. Rev. W. Hope Davison, M.A., 30 George Square Edin- 
burgh, Secreta/ry. 

1. Ministers' Provident Fund. — Established in 1859, to 
secure pastors, in connection with the Union, on their being 
disabled for ministerial duty, an annuity of £40, as the funds 
allow. Annuitants, 11. Income £799 ; capital, £14,334. John 
McFarlane, Glenboume, Oswald-road, E^linburgh, Secretary. 

3. Ministers' Widows' Fund. — Admission of beneficiaries 
on payment of two guineas, with annual subscription of one 


guinea. The widow or family of a deceased minister, until the 
youngest child is fourteen years of age, is entitled to receive £10 
per annum. Qranted last year to twenty-two widows and seven 
aged brethen, and one family of orphans, £500. Rev. W. J. 
Cox, Dundee, Secretary. 

4. Congregational Conference. — Organized to promote 
fraternal intercourse, to elucidate the scrij^tural authority of 
Congregational principles and their application, to apply them 
in the relation of religion and the State, and to consider social 
questions. Meets annually, at the date of the Congregational 
Union. Rev. J. Troup, Helensburgh, Secretary. 

5. E. U. Home Mission. — Instituted by the Annual Con- 
ference of the Evangelical Union in 1853. Rev. James Davidson, 
Tillicoultry, Secretary. 


6. E U. Ministers' Provident Fund. — Income, £330; 
invested funds, £6,944 ; aged ministers receive £50, and families 
of deceased ministers £60 per annum. Rev. George Gladstone, 
38 Landsdowne Crescent, Glasgow, Secretary. 


1. The Congregational Union of Ireland. — The 
denominational Missionary Society of the country, and is organ- 
ized to promote its evangelization. Rev. James Oregan, Knox 
Groom, Belfast, Secretary 

2. Provident Fund. — Entrance fee, £10 ; an annual sub- 
scription of £2. Amount paid annually to disabled ministers, 
or to widows, or to the children (if no widow), till they reach 
fourteen years of age, £40. Invested funds, £3,800. W. W. 
Cleland, 48 Wellington Park, Belfast, Secretary. The committee 
are endeavoring to raise £5,000 as the minimum of capital. 

3. The Irish Evangelical Society. — The Society's 
operations extend from North to South. Eighteen churches, 
with ninety out-stations. Receipts, £1,300. Expenditure, 
£2,152. Secretary (England), Rev. R. H, Noble, Memorial Hall, 
Farringdon Street, London, E. C. 





1. Congregational Mission and Union of Victoria. — 
Churches assisted to the extent of £1,121. Rev. J. J. Halley, 
Congregational Hall, Russell Street, Melbourne, Secretary. 

2. New South Wales Congregational Union— Has 
taken over the Home Mission work of the churches. Income, 
for this purpose, £1,050. Rev. James Buchan, M.A., Sydney, 

3. Ministers' Retiring Fund f )R New South Wales. — 
Managed by Committee of Congregational Union of N. S. W. 
Total investments, £7,500. Income, £409. 

4. Home Mission of South Australia. — Under the 
direction of the Cengregational Union and Home Mission of 
South Australia. Rev. W. Penry Jones, Adelaide, Secretary. 

5. Provident Society for Victoria. — To give a pension 
to all ministers being members, on attaining the age of sixty ; 
to afford relief to members in case of need, and also to their 
widows and children. Capital, £11,932. A. M. Strongman, 
Melbourne, Secretary. 

6. Provident Association for South Australia. — 
Capital, £5,279. R. M. Steele, Adelaide, Hon. Secretary. 

7. Mission of Tasmania. — In Association with the Con- 
gregational Union for Home Mission purposes. Rev. J. W. 
Simmons, Hobart, Secretary. 

VI. united states. 

1. American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions. — Organized on a Catholic basis, for Foreign Mission 
work. For facts, see Congregational Statistics, sec. xvi. Revs. 
Judson Smith, U.D., Charles H. Daniels, D.D., James L. Barton, 
D.D., Secretaries, Congregational House, Bosix)n, Mass. Frank 
H. Wiggin, Aasiatant'Treaaurer. 

2. American Missionary Association. —Devoted specially 
to work among the white and colored people of the South, the 


Indians and Chinese on this continent. Churches in the South, 
198, with 6 colleges and 117 schools. Missionaries, 649. Income, 
1895, $307,547 ; expenditure, $337,334. A. F. Beard, D.D., F. P. 
Woodburjr, D.D., and C. J. Ryder, D.D., Corresponding Secre- 
taries, Bible House, New York City. H. W. Hubbard, Esq., 

3. The Congregational Church Building Society. — 
Successor to " The American Congregational Union," Its object 
the erection of houses of worship and parsonages, through grants 
and loans. It has aided in the erection of 2,659 houses of 
worship, and 524 parsonages. Expended, 1895, $159,639. Rev. 
L. H. Cobb, D.D., 59 Bible House, New York City, Cor. Sec, 

4. Congregational Home Missionary Society. — Is the 
recognized Congregational Home Missionary Society in the 
United States. The total receipts for the year are $777,747 in 
cash, besides clothing and books. During the last year, 123 
churches were formed, and 12,135 members added; many of 
them on profession of conversion. The missioQaries of this 
Society, numbering 2,038, have under their care 186,843 Bible 
and Sunday school scholars. Rev. Joseph B. Clark, D.D., Rev. 
Wm. Kincaid, D.D., Rev. W. Choate, D.D., Secretaries, Office, 
34? Bible House, Astor Place, New York. 

5. Congregational Sunday School and Publishing 
So iety. Congregational House, Boston, Mass. — Organized to 
publish and circulate Sunday school and other literature relat- 
ing to a genuine Christian experience, and to the Congregational 
faith and polity; to support Sunday school missionaries, and 
aid needy Sunday schools. The Pilgrim Teacher, a monthly 
magazine. Pilgrim Quarterlies of different grades, the WelU 
Spring, and other periodicals for Sunday schools are issued. 
Indome for the year, S67,835. Rev. Geo. M. Boynton, D.D., 
Secretary ; M. C. Hazard, Editor. 

J^^ The Canadian Congregational Publishing Co. (Rev. W. 
W. Smith, St. Catharines, Ont., Manager), are agents of the 
Boston Society for Canada. 

6. CoNGRE ational EDUCATION SOCIETY. — The number of 
young men aided in their studies for the ministry since 1816 is 
over 8,000, and the number now receiving assistance is 380. 
Income, 1895, $141,189. Rev. John A. Hamilton, Congrega- 
tional House, Boston, Secretary, 



In Australia and New -Zealand there are 8 Congregational 
Unions, 326 churches and branch churches, 221 ministers, includ- 
ing a number without pastoral charge. 


There are a few Congregational churches in France, Russia 
Germany, Italy, Spain and Belgium ; and 12 churches have been 
organized in the Austrian £mpire within the last two years. 


The Congregational churches in South Africa are grouped 
under the Unions of Natal and South Africa. In Natal there 
are 17 pastors and ordained missionaries, and (exclusive of 
stations among the heathen) 27 churches and preaching places. 
In South Africa there are 81 churches and stations, and 5*5 
ministers, 9 of them without pastoral charge. 


The Jamaica Congregational Union includes 39 churches 
and stations, and 8 ministers. In British Guiana, the Congrega- 
tional Union there comprises 4}5 churches and 11 ministers. 


There are 14 self-sustaining churches, and 9 sustained by 
the London Missionary Society ; with 15 native churches, pre- 
sided over by ordained native pastors, and 3 English " Union " 


In the Chinese Empire, in addition to the churches sustained 
by the London Missionary Society, are 2 Union churches, one 
at Shanghai and one at Hong Kong. 


The total number of churches affiliated with the London 
Missionary Society is 909. Every one of these has a school 
connected with it. In addition to these, there are in the capital 
itself a college for training evangelists and pastors, with 31 


students ; three high schools for boys and two for girls. Total 
Congregational churches, 1300. Ordained native pastors, 828 ; 
native preachers, 3,495 ; regular hearers and members, 341,000 ; 
in the Normal School, 350 pupils; in the High Schools, 400 
scholars ; in the 4,600 day schools, 46,501 scholars. Many 
districts are in a very disturbed state at present, and hundreds 
of chapels have been destroyed, and many missions scattered 
during 1896. 


About 400 churches in these countries are formed on the 
Congregational model. Membership over 100,000. The largest 
Independent meeting-house in the world is in Gothenburg, and 
seats 5,000. There has also been a marvellous extension of free 
churches, on the Congregational model, in Denmark, within the 
last few years ; set in motion by a Scandinavian who had been 
deeply interested in Moody's work in Chicago. 


These islands contain about 60 Congregational churches, 
with a membership of 7,000. The Theological Institute at Hon- 
olulu educates ministers both for the home and foreign field. 
These islands have, within sixty yeajB, been so entirely Chris- 
tianized, under the efforts of the American missionaries, that 
now the Hawaiian Evangelical Association sustains missionaries 
on the Marquesas and Gilbert Islands. 


1. The London Missionary Society's income, 1895, is 
£184,075, including "Centenary Fund"; and the expenditure, 
including that on account of the Centenary Fund, $160,253. 
British missionaries employed, male 1 96, female 65 ; ordained 
native pastors and evangelists, 1429; preachers, 6708; other 
teachers, male and female, 1275. Church members, 94,285; 
adherents, 408,147 ; Sunday schools, 1228 ; scholars, 54,791. 
Day schools, 2667; scholars, 125,812. Native contributions, 
1894-5, £30,966 3s. 6d. 

2. 'J he American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions reports 20 missions, 1,265 stations and out-stations, 
572 missionaries and assistant missionaries, 3,107 native laborers, 
461 churches, 44,413 members, 1,165 Christian schools, 53,000 
pupils in mission schools. Appropriations for 1896, $580,000. 





In the Dominion of Canada and the Island of Newfound- 
land there are two Congregational Unions (that of " Ontario and 
Quebec," and the " Nova Scotia and New Brunswick " Union) 5 
Associations, 124 Churches, 43 Preaching Stations, with about 
10,245 Members, as follows : 

Provinces. Ohwrehes. 

Ontario 75 

Quebec 18 

Nova Scotia. 17 

New Brunswick 4 

Newfoundland 4 

The North- West 6 

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England and Wales have one Congregational Union, meet- 
ing in London in May, and in some place in the provinces in 
Autumn. London has a Metropolitaii Congregational Union, 
362 churches, mission rooms and stations, with 220,447 sittings. 

There are 49 County Associations, 2,816 ministers (includ- 
ing London as above) ; seating accommodation for 1,626,865 
persons ; 4,594 churches and mission stations. 


1. Scotland has one Congregational Union, 97 churches, 
of which 5 were without pastors. There are 5 ministers' asso- 
ciations, 110 ministers, of whom 19 are without pastoral charge. 
37 preaching stations and haUs. 

2. One Evangelical Union, formed in 184?3,with 91 churches, 
of which 6 are vacant ; 92 ministers, of whom 7 are not in pas- 
toral charge. 



Ireland has one Congregational Union ; 27 churches ; 28 
ministers, of whom two are without charge ; 96 preaching sta- 

• tions, at which the various ministers preach, assisted by lay 


One Congregational Union; 11 churches, in four of which 
the services are in English, the others in French ; 10 ministers, 
3 without charges. 

Total.— The English Tear Book for 1896 says, " The num- 
ber of churches and mission stations reported in the several 

• county returns for England and Wales is 4,428. Adding to this, 
as was done for the last nine years, 166 stations known to be 
supported by individual churches, a total is reached of 4,594." 
The same authority gives 125 as the number of churches and 
stations in Ireland. The Scottish Congregational Year Book 
gives 97 churches, and the Evangelical Union Annual (Scot- 
land), gives 91 churches. Following these authorities, we have 
a total of 4,907 Congregational churches and mission stations 
(as reported) for the United Kingdom. 


The total number of Congegational Churches in the United 
States, as reported in the Tear Book for 1896, is 5,482 ; Ministers, 
5,347, of whom 172 were in the foreign field, and 1,759 not in 
pastoral office. Number of church-members, 602,557 ; in Sunday 
Schools, 754,437 ; Christian Endeavor Societies, 3,825 ; Members 
of C. E. S., 219,112. In S. S. work, 468 of the Superintendents 
are women. 




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* Rev. William Clarke, 1854. 

WiUiam F. Clarke, 1855. 
E. J. Sherrill, 1856. 
Edward Ebbs, 1857. 
Francis H. Marling, 1858. 
Henry Wilkes, D.D., 1859. 
AdamLillie, D.., 1860. 
Joseph EUiot, 1861. 
A. J. Parker, 1862. 
WilUam Hay, 1863. 
Tbomas M. Reikie, 1864. 
Archibald Duff, D.D., 1865. 
William H. Allworth, 1866. 
John Climie, 1867. 
Robert Robinson, 1868. 
Henry D. Powis, 1869. 
John Wood, 1870. 
George Cornish, L.L.D., 1871. 
Kenneth M. Fenwick, 1872. 
Enoch Barker, 1873. 
Joseph Unsworth, 1874. 
Charles Chapman, M.A , 1875. 




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Rev. Daniel Macallam, 1876. 

J. A. R. Dickson, B.D., 1877. 

Robert K. Black, 1878. 

John F. Stevenson, D.D-, 1879. 
" •* " 1880. 

Samuel N. Jackson, M.D. 1881. 
Greorge Hague, Esq., 1882. 
Rev. Charles Duflf, M.A., 1883. . 

John G. Sanderson, 1884. 

John Burton, B.D., 1885. 

D. McGregor, M.A., 1886. 

H. D. Hunter, M.A., 1887. 

John Morton, 1888. 

Joseph Wild, D.D., 1889. 

William Cuthbertson, B. A. 1890. 

Hugh Pedley, B.A., 1891. 

A. F. McGregor, B.A., 1892. 

Edward M. Hill, M.A., 1893. 

W. Henry Warriner, B.D., 1894. 

James R. Black, 1895. 
Seth P. Leet, Esq., 1896. 
Rev. JohnL Hindley, Ph.D., 1897. 











* Deceased. 





Alton, Ont. 

Ayer'g Flat, Que. 

Barrie, Ont. 

Belwood, Ont. 

Beach Meadows, N.S. 

Bowmanville, Ont. 

Brandon, Man. 

Brantford, Ont. 

Brigbam, Que. 

Brooklyn, N.S. 

Burford, Ont. 

Caledon South, Ont. 

Chebogue, N.S. 

Churchill, Ont 

Cobourg, Ont. 
Cold Springs, Ont. 
Cowansville, Que. 
Dalston, Ont. 
Danville, Que. 
£aton, Que. 
Edgar, Ont 
Economy, N.S. 
Embro, Ont. 
Krin, North, Ont 
Fitch Bay, Que. 
Forest, Ont. 

Forest, Lake Shore, Ont. 
Fortune Bay, Nfld. 
Franklin Centre, Que. 
Frome, Ont. 
Garafraxa, Ont. 
Georgetown, Ont. 
Granby, Que. 
Guelph, Ont 
Hamilton, First, Ont. 
II Immanuel. 

Hawkesbury, Ont 
Bemford, N.S. 
Howick, Ont 



Humber Summit, Ont. 
Kelvin, Ont. 
Keswick Ridge, N. B. 
Kincardine, Ont. 
Kingsport, N.S. 
Kingston, First, Ont 
Bethel, Ont 
Calvary, Ont 
Lanark, Ont. 
Lennoxville, Que, 
Listowel, Ont 
Liverpool, N.S. 
London, First, Ont. 

II Southern, Ont. 
Maitland, N.S. 

i. South, N.S. 
Manchester, N.S. 
Margaiee, N.S. 
Martintown, Ont. 
Maxville, Ont. 
Melbourne, Que. 
Middleville, Ont 
MUltown, N.B. 
MUton, N.S. 
Montreal, Calvary, Que. 
Emmanuel, Q. 
Pt. St Charles. 
Zion, Que. 
New Durham, Ont. 
Noel, N.S. 
Ottawa, First, Ont. 

II Welcome Zion,Ont 
Paris, Ont. 
Pine Grove, Ont. 
Pleasant River, N.S. 
Random, Nfld. 
Rugby, Ont 
Samia, Ont. 








Scotland, Ont. 
Selmah, Lower, N.S. 
Sheffield, N.B. 
Sherbrooke, Que. 
Speedside, Ont. 
Stanstead South, Que. 
Stouffville, Ont 
Stratford, Ont 
St Andrews, Que. 
St. Catharines, Ont. 
St John, N.B. 
St. Johns, Nfld. 
Toronto, Bond St, Ont. 
Broadview Ave. 
Concord Ave. 
Dovercourt, Ont. 
Hope, Ont. 
Junction, Ont. 
Northern, Ont 
Olivet, Ont 
Parkdale, Ont 
Western, Ont. 
Zion, Ont. 
Truro, N.S. 
Tumberry, Ont. 
Twillingate, Nfld. 
Ulverton, Que. 
Vancouver, B.C. 
Vankleek HiU, Ont. 
Warwick, Ebenezer, Ont. 

II Zion, Ont 

Watford, Ont 
Waterville, Que. 
Wingham, Ont 
Winnipeg, Man. 
Woodstock, Ont. 
Yarmouth, N.S 









Austin, J. M., Sheffield Academy P.O. St., Montreal. 

N.B. Hindley, John I., h.D., Forest, Ont. 

Ball, G. W., Liverpool, N.S. Hindley, W. J., Embro, Ont. 

*Barboar, William M., D.D., Cong. Hopkin, Robert, Montreal. 

Coll., Montreal. Horsey, H. J., Ottawa. 

Barber, Enoch, 4 Simpson Ave., To- Hyde, T. B., 7 Homewood Ave., To- 
ronto, ronto. 
*Barber, Joseph, DeBec, N.B. Jacobs, D. H., Winnipeg, Man. 
Bentley, Hugh, Pine Grove, Ont. Jackson, W. P., Brigham, Que. 
Blesedell, James, Pleasant River, N.S. Johnston, William, Toronto. 
*Black, Robert K., Granby, Que. Kelly, Matthew, Listowel, Ont. 
Black, James R., Kingston, Ont. Lee, Wilberforce, Toronto. 
Bolton, Charles E., Tiverton P.O., Ont. Leggate, Thomas, " The Grange " P.O., 
Bolton, R. A., Alton, Ont. Ont. 

Brown, J. L., Franklin Centre, Que. *Macallum, Daniel, Oakville, Ont. 
Bushell, Jonas, Victoria, B.C. Macallum, F. W., Turkey Mission. 

Carr, G. Trotter, Stratford, Ont. MasoD| H. E., Wingham, Ont. 

*Clarke, William F., Ouelph, Ont. Mason, Horase C. Vancouver, B.C. 

Claris, William H. A., London, Ont. Macaulay, A., Middleville, Ont. 
CoK, Jacob W., Economy, N. S. *McAdie, James, St. Andrews, Que. 

Currie, W^alter T., African Mission. McCuaig, Joseph A. C, 171 Ossington 
Craik, Galen H., Waterville, Que. Ave., Toronto. 

Daley, James T., Burford, Ont. Madill, J. C, Toronto. 

Dearborn, E. P. F., Rock Island P.O., Main, Arthur W., Danville, Que. 

Que. Margrett, Albert, Watford, Ont. 

Day, Benjamin W., Granby, Que. MaoSoll, Evan C. W., Kingsport, N.S. 

Day, Prank J., Sherbrooke, Que. McCormack, A., Cold Springs, Ont. 

Dufif, Charles, M.A., 8 Gwynne Ave., McEwen, John D., Stouffville, Ont. 

Toronto. McGregor, Arch. F., Woodstock, Ont. 

Duff, Rolph J., Georgetown, Ont. Mcintosh, William, Ottawa, Ont. 

Evans, Einion C, 53 Mackay St. Mon- Mcintosh, David C, Lanark, Ont. 

treal. *McKillicau, John, Montreal. 

*Fenwick, Kenneth M., 377 Metcalfe Minchin, Wm. J., St. John, N.B. 

Ave., Westmount, Montreal. Moore, Churchill, Ayers Flat, Que. 

Forbush, W. B., Yarmouth, N.S. Morton, John, 85 Hannah St. W., Ham- 

Gerrie, John P., 90 Langley Ave., To- ilton, Ont. 

ronto. Mote, H. W., D.D., Wingham, Ont. 

Gunn, William T., Cowansville, Que. Pedley, Hugh, Winnipeg, Man, 
*Gunner, F., Listowell, Ont. Pedley. James W., London, Ont. 

*Goddard, Henry, Milton, ]N.S. Pedley, Hilton, Japan Mission. 

Hall, Thomas, 109 Ash Ave., Point St. Purdon, D. W., Chebogue, N.S. 

Charles, Montreal. Read, F. W., African Mission. 

Hamilton, Daniel S., Forest P.O., Ont., Read, George E., Fitch Bay, Que. 
*Hay, W^illiam, Scotland, Ont. Richardson, A. W,, Kingston, Ont. 

*Hay, James, Ont. *Robinson, Robert, 74 ScoUard St., To- 

Hay, Robert, Eaton, Que. ronto. 

Hill, Edward M., 2326 St. Catherine *Reikie, Thomas M., Toronto. 


Salmon, John, Torooto, 

SchoBeld, John, Brajifcford, Out. 

Shore, G., Kinnton, Oat. Uontreol. 

Shipperle;, Jamea, Alirgaree, CapeWatt, J. C, Braadon, Man. 

Breton. Watt, B. G.. Maxville, Unt. 

Siddall, G. Ward, St Johns, N'f'd. Watt, VVillUm J., il-ilboume, Qae. 
Silcox, E. D., Paria, Ont. Wataon, W. H., 231 Herkimer St 

Sima, Thomas, 'D.D., 268 Jarvia St., To- Hamilton, Out. 

ronto. Webb, Tborooa, 19 WeatmorelMid Ave., 

Skinner, Ueorge, Frome, Ont. Toronto. 

Smith, William W., St. Cathaiinea, Ont.'Whitliam, Jacob, Cornwallia, N.S. 
Squires, John, Random, N't'd. 'Wild, Joseph, D,D., Bronte, Ont. 

Sykea, Simeon, Ee»w:ck Bidge, N.B. Williama, R B., Guelph, Ont. 
•Unsworth, Joeeph. 80 First Ave., To-Williama, William, MiUtown, N.B. 

ronto. Wood, .John, Truro, N, S. 

UoBvorth, Joseph K., Scotland, Ont. 

'Not in pastoral work, 



JULY 1, 1895, TO JULY 1, 1896. 


Rev. H. E. Mason, ordained at Turnberry and Howick, Ont., June 11, 1895. 

Rev. Albert Margrett, installed at Watford, Ont., June 14, 1895. 

Rev. George Fuller, installed at Stratford, Ont., June, 1895. 

Rev. H. W. Mote, D.D., installed at Wingham, Ont., July 16, 1895. 

Rev. A. Secord began work at Barrie, Ont., July, 1895. 

Rev. J. W. Hindley, installed at Embro, August, 1895. 

Rev. Einion 0. Evans, D.D., began work, Emmanuel Church. Montreal, 

Sept., 1895. 
Rev. James Shipper ley began work at Margaree, Gape Breton, Oct., 1895. 
Rev. James W. Pedley began work in Loudon, Ont. (First Church) 

November, 1895. 
Rev. H. C. Mason began work at Vancouver, B.C., Nov., 1895. 
Rev. Jonas Bushell began work at Victoria, B.C., Nov. 20, 1885. 
Rev. Wilberforce Lee, installed at Toronto (Olivet Church), Feb. 27, 1896. 
Rev. John Scholfield began work in Zion Church, Brantford, Ontario, 

April, 1896. 
Rev. Frank J. Day, ordained at Sherbrooke, Que., May, 1896. 
Rev. J. D. McEwan, installed at Stouffville, Out., May 21, 1896. 
Rev. Matthew Kelly began work at Listowel, Ont., May, 1896. 
Rev. G. Trotter Carr began work at Stratford, Ont., June, 1896. 


Rev. J. B. Silcox, resigned Emmanuel Church, Montreal, July, 1895. 

Rev. Norman McKinnon, resigned St. John, N.B., July, 1895. 

Rev. A. W. Richardson, resigned Brantford, Ont., July, 1895. 

Rev. James Shipperley, resigned S. Maitland, Noel and Selmah, N.S., 

August, 1895. 
Rev. Daniel Macallum, resigned Maxville, Ont., Sept., 1895. 
Rev. Sampson NichoUs, resigned Olivet Church, Toronto, Nov., 1895. 
Rev. J. A. Shanton, resigned Stouflfville, Ont., Nov. 1895. 
Rev. R. Hopkin, resigned Listowel, Ont., April, 1896. 
Rev. Thomas Hall, resigned Point St. Charles, Montreal, April, 1896. 
Rev. J. W. Goffin, resigned Edgar, Dalston and Ru^by, Ont, May, 1896. 



Zion Church, Montreal ; corner-Btone laid, June 25, 1895. 

Paris Church, Ont., re-opened after renovation, Sept., 1895. 

Opening serviceB in Zion Church, Montreal, Nov. 3, 1895. 

Broadview Avenue Church, Toronto, opened Nov. 21, 1895. 

Watford Church, Ont., re-opened after renovation, Nov. 1895. 

Hopetown (Co. Lanark, Ont.), new church opened, Dec. 8, 1895. 

Newmarket Congregational Church building (sold to Society of Friends, and 

in use by them), destroyed by fire, Jan. 15, 1896. 
Zion Church, Warwick, Ont., re-opened. May 31, 1896. 


Congregational Union, N. S. and N. B., Forty-eighth annual meeting, Liver- 
pool, N.S., July 4, 1895. 
Women's Missionary Society, N.S. and N.B., Annual Meeting at Liverpool, 

N.S., July 5, 1895. 
Congrefijational Church building, Liverpool, N.S., destroyed by fire, Aug., 

Eastern Association, Nova Scotia, met at Lower Selmah, Sept., 6, 1895. 
Western Association, Ontario, met at Listowel, Oct. 8, 1895, and at Paris, 

April 14, 1896. 
Opening Session of Congregational College, Montreal, Oct. 3, 1895. 
Toronto District Association met in Bowmanville, Oct. 22, 1895, and in 

Toronto, Jan. 14, 1896. 
Victoria, B.C., First Congregational Church organized, Nov. 20, 1895. 
Pine Grove, Ont., Farewell meeting to Miss Jeffery (going as missionary 

to India), Dec. 29, 1895. 
First Sabbath services, Westmount Mission, Montreal, Elm Hall, Montreal, 

Jan. 19, 1896. 
<iuebec Branch, Woman's Board of Missions, annual meeting, Danville, 

March 10, 1896. 
Farewell to pastor. Rev. D. Macallum, Maxville, Ont., March 27, 1896. 
Tenth Annual Meeting Woman's Board of Missions, Kingston, June 4, 1896. 
Congregational College, Montreal, closing exercises, April 9, 1896. 
Congregational Union, Ontario and Quebec, forty-third annual meeting, 

Zion Church, Montreal, June 10, 1896. 
Westmount Cong'l Church, Montreal, corner-stone laid, June 2, 1896. 


Mrs. Susan M. Walker, Montreal, died March 26, 1895. 

Mr. Charles Whitlaw, Paris, Ont., died July 13, 1895. 

Mr. William S. Armstrong, Speedside, Ont., died August 15, 1895. 



Rev. Richard Tucin Thomas, England, died August 16, 1895. 

Rev. George Oorniah, LL.D., Moutraal, died Auguit 18, 1895. 

Mr. JameB Stephens, Bowmanville, Ont., died Sept. 18, 1896. 

Mr. Sidney B. Paterson, St. John, N.B., died at Muntreal, Sept. 19, 1895. 

Miss Jennie Mcintosh (eldest daughter of Rev. William Mcintosh) Ottana, 

Ont.. died Sept. 21, 1895. 
Mrs. W. W. Copp (widow of late W. W. Copp), Toronto, died Sept. 29, 1895. 
Mrs. Joseph T. W. WalUs, Humber Summit, Ont., died Sept. 29, 1895. 
Mrs. Ellen E. Robbins, Yarmouth, N.8., aged 86, died Oct, 21, 1895. 
Mr. Lachlin McFnydeu, Forest, Out., died Nov. 3, 1896, aged 76. 
Mrs. Sarah Phillips, Margaree, Cape Breton, died Nov. 4, 1895. 
Mrs. Wilbeiforce Lae (returned miaaionaiy), Cowansville, Qup., died Nov. 

15, 1895. 
Mrs. Eleanor McClellau, wife of Mr. John Hugh McClellan, Alton, Ont., 

died Nov. 16, 1895. 
Mr. A. M. Wattson, Forest, Ont., died Dec. 2, 1895. 
Mr. Malcolm McKechnie, Sherbrooke, Que., died Deo. 30, 1895, aged 80. 
Miss Libby Scott, Barrie, died in Toronto, January 18, 1896. 
Mr. Horatio Nelfion Jackaon (father of Dr. S. N. Jackson, late of Kingston, 

Ont), died at Oote St. Paul, Montreal, Feb. 18, 1896. 
Deacon David E. Metcalfe, Eaton, Que, died Feb. 24, 1896. 
Mrs. Sylvester Goates, Eaton, Que., died April 15, 1896. 
Mrs. Wm. R. Climie, Bowmanville, Ont., died June 25, 1896. 







W. H. A. ClarU. 

Rev. R. Hopkin. Rev. E. D. Silcox. 

John Morton. 

.. W. H. Watson. " W. F. Clarke. 


J. T. Daley, B. A. 

•• Wm. Hay. '• Robt. Hay. 

A. Margrett. 

'» A. F. McGregor, B.A. " F. Gunner, M.D. 

W. W. Smith. 

" C. E. Bolton. " B. B. Williams. 

J. K. Unsworth. 

" J. I. Hindley, Ph.D. .. G. Skinner. 

D. S. Hamilton. 

" Geo. Fuller. ,. W. J. Hindley. 

II H. E. Mason. 
„ J. W. Pedley. 











Hamilton, 1st, Paris, 

Hamilton, Imman'l, Scotland, 

Kincardine, Speedside, 

Listowel, Samia, 

London, 1st. Stratford, 

London, Southern, St. Catharines, 
New Durham, Turnburry, 

26 churches. 

Secretary, — Rev. W. H. Watson, 231 Herkimer St., Hamilton, Ont. 

London District ; Brantford District ; Stratford District ; 

6 churches. 

9 churches. 

London, 1st, 
London South, 




New Durham, 



Secretary. — Rev. W. H. A. Hamilton, 1st. 

Claris, London. Hamilton, Immanuel, 

St. Catharines. 

6 churches. 


Secretary, — Rev. H. E. 
Mason, Wingham. 

Secretary. — Rev. J. K. Unsworth, Scotland. 

Guelph District ; 5 churches. 

Lambton District ; 7 churches. 

Belwood . 


Secretary.— Rev, B. B. Williams, 




Lake Shore, 

Secretary. — Rev. J. I. Hindley, 
Ph.D., Fprest. 







Bowman ville, 




Humber Summit, Toronto, Bond St. Toronto, Broadview 
Pine Grove, ** Northern, Ave, 

Rugby. ** ^Yestern, Unionville, 

South Caledon, *^ Olivet, Wiarton, 

StoufiFville, " Parkdale. 

Toronto, Zion, 

Preitident — Rev. Thomas Sims, D.D. 
Registrar — Rev. J. P. Gerrie, B.A. 
Treasurer — W. J. Stibbs. 

The Executive Committee is composed of the officera and five other breth- 
ren out of various churches, and the resident ministers* of Toronto. 

The association is one of churches. All members of Congregational churches, 
within the bounds of the Association, whose churches give into the funds of the 
association an annual contribution, are members of the association. 



Rev. D. Macallum, 
" J. R. Black, 
** A. W. Richardson. 

Athol & Maxville, 

Rev. A. McCormack. 


Kingston, First, Lanark, 

Bethel, Middleville, 

*' A. Macaulay, 
** Wm. Mcintosh, 
" D. C. Mcintosh, 



Cold Springs. 



Rev. E. M. Hill, M.A., 
John McKillican, 
Thomas Hall, 
W. H. Warriner, B.D., 
G. H. Dunlap, 
A. W. Main, 
R. Hopkin. 




Rev. E. C. Evans, D.D. 

n W. J. Watt, 

II C. Moore, 

M G. H. Craik, B.A., 

II G. E. Reed, 

11 B. VV. Day, 

I. F. J. Day. 


Fitch Bay, Montreal, Calvary, Stanstead South, 
Franklin Centre, ** Zion, Sherbrooke, 

Granby, Melbrurne, Water ville. 

Montreal, Emm'l, St. Andrews, 


President.— ChuAea T. Williams. 
First Vice-President.— Chnlee Cashing, B.C.L. 
jSfconti riee-PresideU.— Robert W. McLocbUn. 
Secretory.— R. SUnley V\'eir, B.C.L. 
?Vea»urer.— ThomoB Moodie. 

SbxcuUve Oommititi. — Ths Officen, Mid Revg. W. H. Warriner uid E 
Hill ; Mewra. A. Wright, Cbarlea Gard and A. R. OraftOD. 
Ubjeels. — Bettor acquaintance ; concert of action, uid to promote the Ji 
esta of Congregationalism. 

Meelitiga.—Foai times & year. 
JfcTtUitrship. — Limited to seventy-five. 
Fees. —Annual, $3. 



Rev. Jacob WbitnukD, 
„ J. W. COK, 

Rev. E. C. W. MacColL 


Kingsport, Maitland, Lower Sebnab, Margaree, C.B. 

Economy, Mtutiand, South, Noel, Manchester. 

Robert Mobrisos, Economy, Secretary and Treamre. 





1696 5 " 4 43 

.1752 6 " 4 26 

.1768 4 " 4 33 

.1756 6 " 5 27 

.1803 5 " 5 37 

.1816 6 " 8 48 

.1886 3 ** 6 33 

.1861 4 " 3 45 

.1719 4 " 3 23 

.1766 4 «* 2 31 

.1842 4 " 4 34 

.1811 5 " 2 12 


Name. Place, Founded. Course, fes*r8, dts, 

1. Congregational College of 

Canada Montreal, Quebec 1839 5 y'rs 3 18 

2. New College London, England 

3. Western College Plymouth, 

4. Cheshunt College Cheshunt, 

5. Yorkshire United Indepen- 

dent College Bradford, 

6. Hnckney College Hackney, 

7. Lancashire College Manchester, '* 

8. Mansfield College Oxford, *< 

9. Congregational Institute. . . .Nottingham, *^ 

10. Presoy. and Cong. College.. Carmarthen, Wales. 

11. Memorial College Brecon, " 

12. Independent College Bala- Bangor, ** 

13. Theological Hall Edinburgh, Scotland 

14. Theological Hall (E. U.). . . .Glasgow, «' . 1843 5 " 4 17 

15. Victoria College Melbourne, Australia.. 1861 5 '* 2 

16. Camden College Sydney, " ..1863 4 •* 2 17 

17. Congregational College Adelaide, " .1890 4 " 2 3 

There are also collegiate institutes in India, Madagascar 
South Sea Islands and South Africa, for the training of about 
300 native pastors and evangelists, conducted by agents of the 
London Missionary Society, which are not given above. 


In the United States there are twenty-six Congregational 
Universities and Colleges. There are eleven theological semin- 
aries, seven of which are independent, and four are auxiliary to 
other institutions. There are, besides, forty-three theological 
schools in foreign countries connected with the American Board ; 
and in the South, six chartered institutions conducted by the 
American Missionary Asssciation, which are not given b.4ow. 

Name, Place, Founded, Course, fes'rs. dts. 

1. Andover Seminary Andover, Mass 1808 3 y'rs 8 46 

2. Bangor Seminary Bangor, Me 1816 

3. Chicago Seminary Chicago, III 1858 

4. Hartford Seminary Hartford, Conn 1834 3 

5. Oberlin Seminary Oberlin, Ohio 1835 

6. Pacific Seminary Oakland, Cal 1869 

7. Divinity School ( Yale) New Haven, Conn 1822 






















>jHE forty-third annual meeting of the Con- 
gregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, 
was held in Zion Church, Montreal, 10th 
June, 1896. Not in the Zion Church build- 
ing so long known to us, which remains 
in a dismantled state, as left by the fire, 
but in a substantial and comfortable build- 
ing on the higher ground farther from the 
river, at the comer of Mance and Milton 
Streets. As some one said, " You go up 
Bleury Street, till you get about to the top 
level; and then it is one block to your 
right." Professor Warriner (Professor of 
Biblical Literature), of the College, is the pastor. I could not 
help thinking how young men develop under our kindly Cana- 
dian skies, when recalling a Saturday evening long past, when 
he, a stripling, not perhaps quite through his " teens," came out 
to Pine Grove to preach for me, while I was to take his pastor s 
place for the day in Northern Church, Toronto. A little afraid 
to try his unfledged powers at home, he did very well in my 
country pulpit ; and received at the close of the service a piece 
of well-intentioned advice, which he was wise enough not to 
follow. A deacon's wife, learning who he was, and that he 
intended to " enter the College in the fall," told him, " Don't 
you do any such thing — wasting your time there ! You can 
preach good enough now ! Go right into the work !" But from 
the day he entered — and afterwards in the quiet parsonage at 
Toronto, and then in that octagonal snuggery in Bowmanville, 
he took up Greek and Hebrew as specialties. The man with a 
specialty h the man who succeeds, nowadays ! I often told him 
his proper place was in a Professor's chair ; and a Professor's , 
chair was soon insinuatingly tilted toward him ! and he fills it 
well and gracefully ! 

But by this time the brethren have got pretty much to their 
seats, and we must forego our chatting. Mr. S. P. Leet, Bar- 
rister, of Montreal, the chairman for the year, conducted the 
opening hour of prayer, 9 to 10 a.m. After formal organization, 


Standing Committees were appointed ; and the Annual Report 
was read by the Secretary. The deaths of the year were ten- 
derly referred to : Mr. Charles Whitlaw, of Paris, Ont. ; Rev. 
Prof. Cornish, Montreal ; Mr. H. N. Jackson, Montreal ; and 
others. Various suggestions to expedite business were made 
reference to. 


The closing words were : " We protest in the strongest 
terms against all attempts to restore in Manitoba a condition of 
things, under which a section of the people wore left to a large 
extent uneducated." 


Made a good showing. With the aid of £150 from the Colonial 
Missionary Society, England, they have wiped off their deficit 
reported last year ; and for the first time since 1883, had a 
balance in hand. 

THE chairman's ADDRESS. 

On Wednesday evening, June 10, the church was well tilled 
and the chairman, Mr. Leet, delivered the Annual Address from 
the chair. It dwelt on " Neglected Opportunities." A thought- 
ful presentation of an important subject. It will be found in 
full in its proper place, in this volume. 


The hour for prayer before business in the morning was 
ever a most profitable season. The hour on Thursday morning 
was led by Rev. J. K. Unsworth. His ^hort address on " The 
Contemporaneous God " was admirable. He showed how easy 
it was to think of God acting in ancient times ; or in " 1688 '' ; 
, but was not God equally speaking and acting in 1895 and '96 ? 
God sent and spoke through David, and Isaiah, and John Bap- 
tist ; and among ourselves we recognize him as having spoken 
to us through Lillie, and Wilkes, and Roaf, and Marling, and 
Climie, and Duif ; but does he not speak to us to-day through 
our contemporaneous brethren, 8ims, and Hyde, and Hill, and 
Black, and Pedley, and Morton ? 



The three visitors from the United States, Rev. Drs. Hawes, 
Baker and Fitch, not only conveyed the salutations and good 
wishes of the Triennial Council of U. S. Congregationalists, but 
were full of wise counsel and encouragement. Their presence was 
a decided gain in the profit as well as pleasure of the meetings. 


Though debated on several days, and under several " Society" 
auspices, the chief discussion on the proposed amalgamation of 
all our Societies and the College with the Union, so that they 
would be all under the supervision of the one body, instead of 
acting under independent control — was had at the meeting of 
the Home Missionary Society. The outcome of the discussion 
was, that without pronouncing for or against the scheme, the 
Society appointed its chief officers as a Committee, to form part 
of a Joint Committee, if such should be thus appointed by the 
Union and the other Societies ; to whom should be left the 
whole question ; to report next year. The Union, the College, 
and the other Societies followed the precedent thus set; and 
the Joint Committee of about twenty members will meet during 
the year to consider the matter. It is confidently believed that 
some wise scheme of co-operation will be marked out, which, 
whether it assumes the form of amalgamation or not, will bind 
all the Congregational interests and Societies in closer union. 


While the Home Missionary Society had a clean balance- 
sheet, and was patiently carrying on its special work, the 
Foreign Mission was likewise reported in an encouraging posi- 
tion. A fully-trained Medical Missionary was needed in 
Cisamba, in Africa ; but meanwhile the work, both in its secular 
and spiritual aspects, was going steadily forward. 


The death of Dr. Cornish, so long the Classical Professor, 
and more recently the Chairman of the College Board, was 
fittingly referred to. Dr. Cornish was one who grew upon one 



on acquaintance. His promptness, his almost military exact- 
ness, carried beneath it a warm and sympathetic heart; and 
those who knew him best loved him most. Later in the day, 
and most unexpectedly to most, came Rev. Principal Barbour's 
resignation; to take effect next June. He did not wish to 
embarrass the Board ; and he wished to finish his senior class : 
hence the twelve months* delay. His (then) ten years' occupancy 
of the chair will always remain a cherished tradition of the 
Congregational College. The finances had met the needs of the 
year ; though a floating debt incurred in the years immediately 
past, still remains. Where are the rich men, to add their gifts 
to a noble Institution ? 


for the first time in ten years at least, was out of debt. The 
Congregationalist and Year-Book were discussed. The most 
pressing need with both was admitted to be a better support 
among the members and adherents of the churches. The sug- 
gested and altogether reasonable ratio set by the company has 
not yet been reached — our Church Paper, and our Year-Book, 
each circulated in the churches to the number of one-third of 
the membership. An active young person as Agent and Corres- 
pondent in each church, (so long urged, and so little acted upon !) 
would settle the whole matter. 


were made. The only regret was, that there was so little time 
to discuss them. On Temperance ; on the Labor Question ; on 
Sabbath Observance ; on Ministerial Education and Ordination ; 
on closer fellowship with the American Churches. Some of 
these are to be further considered by standing committees. 


A deeply interesting hour was spent on Friday morning, 
(and continued for a little on Saturday,) over the deaths of the 
year. With a touch of genius, these were called on the official 
program, "Our Promoted Comrades." Many tender allusions 
were made to our friends who had fallen by our side, and whose 
warfare is past. These will be found named in the Union Min- 
utes, and more or less spoken of in the " Record " for the year, 
or under the heading of " Obituary " — In this volume. 



On Saturday afternoon, late, the Comer Stone of a new 
church in Westmount, a rising suburb of Montreal, was laid. 
Rev. Robert Hopkin, pastor. The Mayor of Westmount, F. W. 
Evans, Esq., Rev. Hugh Pedley of Winnipeg. S. P. Leet, Esq., 
and Rev. J. Clark Murray, D.D., (Presbyterian,) spoke. The 
church, organized this year, has encouraging prospects. 


Many pulpits were filled by our brethren. Rev. William 
Johnston of Toronto preached by appointment of the Union in 
Zion Church in the morning; and in the evening Rev. Hugh 
Pedley preached by arrangement of the church. Both were 
deeply interesting discourses. The Lord s Supper was observ ed 
at the conclusion of evening service. 


There were many things worth remembering : and it may 
be replied, " If worth remembering, then worth recording." But 
our space is limited. The luncheons in the basement, presided 
over by the ladies of the combined churches, were a most plea- 
sant feature : the best dish (where all were good !) being the 
informal meeting with so many new and old acquaintances. The 
hospitality of the churches was hearty, and appreciated. The 
young brethren were full of zeal ; the elders full of good counsel. 
A little more time might have been given to verbal reports from 
the different churches — always an interesting feature in repre- 
sentative gatherings ; but two extra days to the sessions next year 
will allow more of that. There was little changing of Rules ; 
ballotting for chairman without nomination being the principal 
change resolved on. 





*iE have looked id vain iD our Congregational paper 
^ for some obituary notice of Mr. Whitlaw, of Paris, 

Jrsi lately deceased. We therefore send these reminis- 
": cences of hi* life and character, gathered during 
seventeen years of pastoral experience in Paris, 
during which time Mr. Whitlaw was an etHcient 
deacon and treasurer of the Congrejjationai church 
there. How long before and after that time he held that ofHcial 
relation to the church we cannot tell. Mr. Charles Whitlaw, 
who died 13th July, 189-5, was born in Montreal, 1823, of Scotch 
parentage. lie came to Paris, Ont., when he was but in his 
22nd year, and soon evinced the qualities of ft first-class busi- 
ness man. In 18+7, he established the flour mills on Grand 
River St., which he conducted himsL-lf until 1878, when he took 
Mr, A. H. Baird into partnership with hira. During this thirty- 
one years in which the mill was under his sole control, it was a 
trying time for millers, requiring consummate skill and prudence 
to keep from dangerous speculations on the one hand, and loss 
for lack of enterprise on the other Mr. Whitlaw gained during 
this period a merchant miller's experience, sometimes gaining 
large profits, then again losing by the sudden 6uctuations in 
prices, such as required a prophet's eye to foresee. During 
these years of business changes, Mr. Whitlaw proved himself to 
be possessed of great business ability. Being diligent, prompt, 
and upright, he inspired the contidence of his fellow-citizens, 
both as a merchant and municipal officer. Seventeen times he 


was elected to fill the Mayor s chair, and for many years served 
faitlifully on the Board of Education. He manifested an intense 
interest in everything that contributed to the growth and pros- 
perity of the town. 

Many went to him for advice and help ; the needy found in 
him a friend. It may be said he sent none empty away. As a 
deacon in the church he was wise and faithful, a helper to his 
minister, and held in high esteem by his coadjutors in office. 
As a Sabbath-school teacher, he gathered around him a large 
class of young men, and spared no pains in giving them correct 
Bible expositioa For many years he held the oflBce of superin- 
tendent of the Sunday school. He was liberal in his benevo- 
lences to the church objects as well as to other public claims. 
On one occasion, after experiencing serious reverses in business 
and heavy losses, he was known to have expressed his gratitude 
for what he had given away in objects of beneficence. This, he 
said, is nearly all I can say I have really saved. Mr. Whitlaw 
was known by the denomination to which he belonged far 
beyond the precincts of his own town and church. At the Con- 
gregational Union meetings he was generally prominent at the 
gathering of the College and Missionary meetings, and will be 
missed not only as a contributor but as a frequent and efficient 
chairman there. He took interest in all the schemes of the 
denomination. For many years he was an active worker in the 
temperance cause, and did much to secure a prohibitory law, and 
make it a success. He was always courteous and respectful to 
all, and usually won from others the consideration which he 
extended to them. We have heard him held up as an example 
to young men, as one who neither drank intoxicants, nor smoked, 
or employed anything but courteous and clean language, care- 
fully avoiding coarseness and slang. He was polite in his 
behaviour to all. No man is faultless here ; but we have never 
met a man so generally respected and loved, or so well deserving 
the honour thus put upon him, in the church, in the town, and 
the community who mourn his loss, and sympathize with his 
family in their bereavement. He leaves two sons and two 
daughters, and a beloved wife, and a memory that will be 
fragrant many days to come. 





Prof. Cornish was bom at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester- 
shire, England, in 1828. He was educated at Highbury College, 
London, taking his degree of B.A. from London University in 
1855, being shortly afterwards ordained as a Congregational 
minister. In 1855 he came to Canada, and was for a year or 
two pastor of the Congregational Church in Milton, Queen's 
County, N.S., during which time or previously, he was associated 
with the Rev. F. Tompkins, M.A., LL.D., now of London, Eng- 
land, in carrying on the educational work of Gorham College, 
at Liverpool, N.S. The institution, which was founded in 184^, 
was endowed by Mrs. Gorham, with something like $12,000, 
and was aided by an annual grant from the Colonial Society 
of London, of £250 sterling, its object being the education of 
young men for the ministry, in connection with the Congrega- 
tional Churches of N.S. and N.B. It was opened in 1850 ; and 
was subsequently, after several yeara of usefulness, consumed 
by fire, but never rebuilt. In 1857, he was appointed Professor 
of Classical Literature at McGill University, Montreal, which 
position he held until his resignation last spring. 

As an educationist he was pains-taking and conscientious. 
The undergraduates esteemed him for his high sense of honor 
and probity, his unswerving obedience to duty, and his sincere 
interest in their behalf. He did not, perhaps, immediately win 
upon the regard. There was a reserve in his manner which had 
no place in his spirit, which was, when reached, found to be 
singularly simple, unselfish and genial, as well as manly, tolerant 
and straightforward. He was sagaciously prudent ; his advice 
was weighty. 

When the Congregational Theological Institute in Toronto, 
moved to Montreal, and became the C. C. of B. N. A , Dr. Cornish 
rendered valuable services as Professor of Greek Exegesis, laying 
down the work only very recently. But he still remained a 
member of the faculty and Secretary of the Board, until a few 
years ago, when he was elected its Chairman, which honorable 
position he retained until the end came. He was a deacon and 
an active .j ember of Zion Church while that was the sole Con- 
gregational Church in Montreal. When Emmanuel Church was 
formed, he transferred his membership to it, and served as its 
Secretary from that time until his death. 


He was a member of the Normal School Committee of 
MoDtreal, and for some yeara a member of the Committee of 
Public Instruction for the IVovince of Quebec. He gave life- 
long service as Secretary of the Bible Society. Its business he 
completely grasped and gave punctilious attention to its every 
detail. In addition to being Secretary of the College Board, he 
became its President and that of the Missionary Society, In 
1871, he was made Chairman of the Congi-egational Union of 
Ontario and Quebec ; he was a representative of the Congrega- 
tional Union of Ontario and Quebec in the International Coun- 
cil, which met in London, England, in 1891, and a glance at the 
records of that body shows how heartily and ably he performed 
his part ; all of which offices he filled with the same ability and 
conscientious attention as that which he gave to every position 
which he occupied. As a minister he was thoroughly evangeli- 
cal and earnest. Always willing to fill a vacancy in Emmanuel 
Church, his voice has been heard as a spiritual teacher with 
much profit. He lacked the abandon which is essential to 
popular eloquence, but his mind was robust and his discourses 
models of strong sense. 

It was, however, in his home life that the man was best 
known to the members of his family and an intimate circle of 
friends who shared his deepest confidence. He loved to bring 
his intimates to his library, of which he was proud, and with 
thenf discuss the questions of the day, an important book, the 
great things of life and destiny. Here ha was himself; he 
threw aside reserve ; and here he could be beet appreciated. 

The deceased, who had been a widower for the past six 

f rears, leaves one son, Mr. George Cornish. About ten days 
lefore his death. Dr. Cornish went for treatment to the General 
Hospital, Montreal, where he died, August 18th, 1895. 




Mrs. Wallis was one of the GaBlic settlement from the Island 
of Arran, who first attacked the wilderness in the County of 
Megantie, Quebec. She had many reminiscenses of those early 
days, when they lived in tents made of blankets two months, 
till they got houses up, and when Capt. McKillop was the 
leading man of the settlement, and potato- fields and pasture 
lands were slowly taking the places of the cedar, black birch, and 
maple thickets of that rocky region. In after years she became 
the wife of Rev. Malcolm McKillop ; who graduated fi-om the 
Congregational College in 1858, and who for a few years did good 
and faithful service in the Lord's cause; dying early in the 
harness. She lived for some years in Inverness, her old home, 
caring for her two daughters, till in 1870 she married Mr. Joseph 
T. W. Wallis, near Woodbridge, Ont. At once she made her pre- 
sence felt in the quiet, wise, patient Christian work she did in 
the little church now known as Humber Summit church. So wise 
and perfect a Christian experience, with so winning a manner of 
counselling the wayward and establishing the doubting, has 
scarcely been my lot to find elsewhere. For twenty-five years 
she taught in the Sunday School there, seeing one after another 
growing up into the responsibilities of life and into Christian 
maturity under her moulding hand. After many months of 
failing and sufiering, borne with singular patience, she passed 
away on Sabbath, 29th Sept., 1895, as she herself said — and 
which she desired to be used at her funeral — " To depart and to 
be with Christ, which is far better." 

W. W. Smith. 


Mr. Thomas will be remembered by the older readers of 
the Year Book, as the first pas i or of the Northern Church, 
Toronto ; though for the last quarter of a century laboring in 
England. He was bom in Leamington, Warwickshire, in 1842. 


The next year the family left England, and came to Toronto. 
Converted in boyhood, he joined Zion Church in that city. With 
some other young men he formed a branch of the " Y.M.C.A.," 
which has since grown to be so noble an institution in Toronto. 
He was one also to establish a mission and S. S. up Church 
Street ; which afterwards grew into the " Northern Church." I 
remember being at their service once, in the little brick school 
house, where George Hague was the preacher, and good old Rev. 
John Boaf one of the hearers. 

When the new church was f aily on its feet, and Mr. Thomas 
through his studies in the college, he was (in 1875) called to the 
pastorate. Here he labored for two memorable years. And 
just when we were all getting acquainted with him, and had 
learned to love him, he was struck with disease, and experi- 
enced a complete break -down physically. It was thought his 
only chance was in the milder climate of England, and thither 
he went. Though in impaired health, he was able to labor on 
for nearly twenty years in the Old Land ; first in London, then 
at Chishill and Barley, and afterwards at Therfield, Hertfordshire. 
He died in the house of Rev. T. C. XJdall, London, ministered to 
by loving hands, on 16th August, 1895. Mr. Udall says, speak- 
ing of his last moments : 

" To our sarprise, he again rallied. He said, * I see yon all.' Then, point- 
ing in the direction of the book-case, ' I see .Jesus ! Yon must not think this is 
an iUnsion ; bnt I am perfectly clear and sane.' *' 

Mr. Thomas was never married. He was an enthusiastic 
distributer of tracts, and wrought out an organized scheme of 
tract distribution with Mr. Robert Freeland ; which has had 
some blessed results. Mr. Thomas occasionally wrote hymns as 
well as tracts. One of the former, ** We want the world for 
Jesus ! " [See Canadian Independent, June, 1887,] has obtained 
very general recognition, and is sung in many English-speaking 

W. W. Smith. 



The decease of Miss Henrietta Foster is a special loss to the 
social circle in which she moved, to Olivet Congregational 
Church, to the cause of temperance and social purity, and to the 
church at large. 


Bom at Bamsley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in 
1835, two or three years of her girlhood were spent at Ackworth 
School. In this grand old Quaker Institution the first purpose 
is to instil sound moral and religious principles. Next to this, 
the chief aim is not to cram the pupils with a smattering of 
knowledge on many lines, but to teach them how to learn. This 
system of instruction worked well with Miss Foster ; her educa- 
tion was never finished. Some time after leaving school her 
parents came to Canada, and she spent two years at Rockwood 
Academy with her uncle,- the present writer. Armed with 
ambition and a teacher's certificate, she taught successfully for 
two or three terms, some thirty miles north of Toronto, and took 
much interest in an adjoining Sunday school. Attached to her 
profession and to the people around her, she gave up her own 
preference, and returned home to wait on her invalid mother. 
For twelve years she soothed many hours of anguish, and showed 
her faith to be not so much a matter of emotion as an indwelling 
power prompting to daily self-sacrifice. 

Soon after coming to Canada the family joined the Metho- 
dish Church, in which Miss Foster held a place of honor for the 
work's sake. Some years after the death of her mother, and 
later, that of her father, she went to St. Catharines to keep 
house for her uncle, and joined the Congregational Church soon 
after the opening of his pastorate there. Six years later she 
returned to Toronto, where she became assistant postmistress in 
the Yorkville office, a position retained until her decease. 

In these varied allotments, her shrewd common sense and 
business capacity, her habit of close study and keen observation, 
her reverent spirit and cheerful temper gave her position and 
influence in the counsels of the W. 0. T. U., and were evidence 
of high and holy purpose in the circles of social, church, and 
business life, producing results to be known hereafter. 

Of course she had her failings like the rest of us. Her 
force of character and high moral standard made her intolerant 
of shams, and that intolerance sometimes cast a shadow over a 
mere difference of opinion with those she loved. But there was 
steady growth in grace from girlhood to mature age, and in 
simple faith and consecration, she obeyed the injunction, " Be 
filled with the Spirit." This fullness of blessing brought great 
joy under sore losses and trials, and gave her spiritual discern- 
ment and insight, because the clearest vision goes with the pur- 
est heart. To-day many can bear testimony to the startling 


fitness of a text or word of counsel handed out with a letter 
from the Yorkville wicket. This baptism with the Holy Ghost, 
so clearly taught but so rarely enjoyed, is the true secret of her 
social influence and of her faithful activity in Sunday school, 
church and temperance service, often in weariness and pain- 

Two weeks before her death the writer visited her as she 
slowly rallied from an unusually severe attack. Not many 
words were spoken, but with clasped hands we took sweet 
counsel together, and were in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. 
We thought she might survive the summer, but it was not to be 
Near midnight of June 3rd, 1896, she suddenly fell asleep in 
Jesus, her last conscious act being an attempt to stroke the face 
of her cousin Jane. For years their union in heart and home 
had been very lovely and pleasant. On the 6th, after impresive 
service at Olivet, where five or six ministers made wholesome 
addresses to a large and sympathetic audience, we laid her 
tenantless clay beside her father and mother. " She being dead, 
yet speaketh." W. Wetherald. 



Miss Scott, whom her friends in their loving familiarity 
always called " Libby Scott," died in Toronto, 18th January, 
1896. She was the daughter of Mr. Alexander Scott, of Barrie, 
Ont. Miss Scott came to Toronto from the Barrie Congrega- 
tional Church last summer, and residing for some months in the 
vicinity of Concord Church made herself acquainted, and soon 
became an active worker in the church and Sunday school. Her 
cheerful, ready, loving spirit soon gave her a large place in the 
afiection of those with whom she came into contact, and it was 
with deep regret we parted with her late in the fall of last year, 
when she removed from the north western part of the city to a 
down-town location. On Tuesday evening, the 14th inst., the 
night of the Toronto District Association Meeting in Concord 
Church, although feeling too unwell to enjoy the meeting, she 
came a long distance to be present, partly to meet the Rev. Mr. 
Secord, her former pastor in Barrie and partly to see her friends 


of " Concord " and to spend an evenins^ in the church dear to 
her heart. That night she was taken seriously ill, and on the 
Saturday following went to be with Christ, whom, " having not 
seen," she had so truly loved. Her memory is an inspiration to 
many in Concord Church. We thank God for having sent her 
to us even while we sorrow on account of our loss. We who 
love her and miss her here, sympathize with those who sorrow 
in Barrie, and especially do we commend to our Heavenly Father 
her loving parents in their deep bereavement. 

Another account from Barrie, says: — The church here deeply 
sympathize with the family of Mr. Alex. Scott, in the loss of 
their beloved " Libby," who died in Toronto on Jan. 18th. She 
was also the beloved of the whole church, and we all feel as if 
we had lost one of our own. Last Sabbath, Feb. 2nd, we held a 
memorial service in the morning, when the church was decorated 
with flowers, which seemed to friends most fitting, as Miss Scott 
always delighted in beautifying the church with flowers. There 
was a large congregation. The pastor, Mr. A. Secord, took for 
his text the words of St. Paul : " Even as I please all men in all 
things, not seeking mine own profit but the profit of many that 
they may be saved. Be ye followers of me even as I also am of 
Christ." The speaker brought out very fully the true spirit of 
the religion of Christ, viz., self-sacrifice that others may be 
blessed, and concluded by showing how fully Libby Scott had 
shown forth this spirit. Her life here on earth had only been 
short, but she had put into it much of love and devotion to 
Christ. She was always forgetful of self, and ever on the alert 
to see what could be done to lead to Christ those with whom 
she came in contact in church life. She forgot no one, but 
seemed to be filled with a burning desire that each and all may 
be saved. She really strove " to please all," meeting each with 
a loving smile, which came from a loving heart, which seemed 
to be ever going up to God in silent prayer for the conversion of 
each. She truly gave her life in loving service to others, " not 
seeking her own profit but the profit of many, that they may be 
saved." She was specially active in Sunday school and Christian 
Endeavor work. We believe there are natural causes for every 
death, but we also believe that God may have taken this earnest 
follower of His to Himself that those for whom she has worked 
and prayed may be led to decide for Him. May they take that 
blessed step now. 



Mrs. Walker — n^e Susan M. Wilkes — was bom in Birming- 
ham, England, Sept. 27th, 1813, and was, therefore, at the time 
of her death, in her eighty-second year. Her father, however, 
having decided to emigrate to America, she, with all the rest of 
the family, came to Canada, by way of New York, and after a 
stay of a few months in " York,*' (now Toronto) became a resi- 
dent of Brantford, about the year 1821. There she gre\y to 
womanhood, mamed Mr. William Walker (for some years Post- 
master of the town), and continued to reside till about the year 
1862, when having lost her husband, and her two sons, Mr. 
Henry W. Walker and Mr. James F. Walker, having gained 
responsible positions in the Grand Trunk Railway Offices in 
Montreal, she removed to that city, and on her father's death, 
made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Birks, till her death. 

There was, indeed, a band of noble devoted Christian women 
in the Brantford church — widows that were " widows indeed " — 
and Mrs. Walker foremost among them in all the loving and 
beautiful ministries which such as they know so well how to 
render. Our Woman's Board had not then been organized, nor 
our Woman's Christian Temperance Union, but she was deeply 
interested in both Home and Foreign Mission work, in meetings 
for Mothers, in Sunday schools (being herself one of our most 
faithful teachers), and, indeed, in every department of the 
church's work. And when, in later years, our Woman's Board 
was organized and the Women of Canada began to band together 
" for God, and Home, and Native Land," to save their husbands, 
and sons, and brothers from the curse of the liquor traffic, Mrs. 
Walker threw herself with all her heart into these new move- 
ments, in which she never ceased to take an interest as long as 
she was spared to the church on earth. The call came at last 
somewhat suddenly. She had been failing for several months, 
when an attack of pneumonia, lasting only a week, closed her 
long and useful life. — [Condensed from notice in Congregation- 
aZiat, by Rev. John Wood.^ 


On Friday, November loth, 1805, a life went out of our 
^ight that leaves a great void here and makes many hearts weep. 
It was Mrs. Agnes Barter Lee who was laid in the Cowans ville 


Churchyard on Monday at 2 o'clock. Only a few weeks ago she 
retumM with husband and child for reat in this country, but 
more particularly for Mr. Lee's sake. Sh : was well, only worn 
for a month or so, when she was taken sick at her home in 
Cowansville. After a week or eo she was brought into Mon- 
treal for treatment, but she gradually sank away. With much 
sincerity we weep with those who weep, for she was dear to ua 
all. she was the granddaughter of an old (Congregational 
minister sent out by the Colonial Society, Mr. Mackay, who died 
at his post in Ontario. She was the daughter of W. P. Carter, 
from the Cowansville Church, and went out four years ago to 
be married to Mr. Lee, at Benguella. It was only recently that 
their special relations were transferred from our Canadian 
society to the American Board. Bright and beautiful, talented 
and winsome, she had a deep Christian experience that made her 
eager to lead souls to Christ. Her wandering mind in the last 
days was preaching Christ and urging all about her to work for 
souls. May the spirit and mantle of her yearning for Africa 
fall on us all. — E. M. H. in Congregaiionalist. 




®utavi0 ^n& ^nzhzc. 



For 1896--MR. SETH P. LEET, B. C. L., . . . Montreal, Que. 

„ 1897— REV. J. I. HINDLEY, Ph.D., . . . Forest, Ont. 

REV. J. P GERRIE, B.A., , . 90 Langlby Ave., Toronto, Ont. 

Statistical Secretary. 
REV. D. S. HAMILTON, B.A., . . Point St. Charles, Montreal. 

Minute Secretaries. 












E. M. HILL, M.A. i . 



. R. S. WEIR. 

J. R. BLACK, B.A. 

. J. C. COPP. 




, H. O'HARA. 

T. SIMS, D.D. 


T. B. HYDE. 

. R. J. McKELVEY. 

Place of Meeting. 
First Congregational Church, Kingston, Ont. 





REV. WM. Mcintosh. 




I. —That the name of this Association be " The Congregational Union of 
Ontario and Quebec." 

II. — That it shall consist of Con^esational or Independent Churches, and 
of ministers of the same church order who are either in the pastoral office, or 
(being members of the Congregational churches) are engaged in evangelistic or 
educational service, approved or received at a general meeting, and those laymen 
who have been Chairmen of the Union and are members in any of their churches. 

III. -That this Union is founded on a full recognition of the distinctive 
principles of Congregational churches, namely, the Scriptural right of every 
separate church to maintain perfect independence in its government and admin- 
istration, and therefore, that the Union shall not assume legislative or adminis- 
trative authority, or in any case become a court of appeal. 

IV. — That the following are the objects contemplated in its formation : — 
1. To promote evangelical religion in connection with the Congregational deno- 
mination. 2. To cultivate brotherly affection and co-operation in everything 
relating to the interests of the associated churches. 3. To establish a fraternal 
correspondence with similar bodies elsewhere. 4. To address an annual or occa- 
sional letter to the associated churches accompanied with such information as 
may be deemed necessary. 5. To obtain accurate statistical information relative 
to the Congregational churches throughout the British American Provinces. 6. 
To hold consultation on questions of interest connected with the cause of Christ 
in general. 

y. — To promote the accomplishment of these objects, and the general inter- 
ests of the Union, an annual meeting of its members shall be held, each of the 
associated churches being represented by two lay delegates ; the meetings to be 
held at such time and place as may be appointed at each annual meeting. 

VI. — That the Officers of this Union be a chairman, secretary -treasurer, 
statistical secretary, minute secretary and committee, all to be chosen annually 
from its members, who shall execute the instructions of the Union, and prepare 
a docket of business for the annual meeting. 

VII. — That alterations may be made in this constitution at any annual meet- 
ing, providing that notice of such alterations has been given at the meeting next 


1. — ^Applications for admission to the Union, whether by churches or minis- 
ters, should be made in writing ; and after having been read to the Union, shall 
be referred to a standing committee on membership. Churches so applying shall 
present the written recommendation of three members of the Union. Ministers 
bearing regular letters of dismissal from a kindred Congregational organization. 


and those who furnish evidence of having completed a course of study in the 
Congregational College of Canada, and having being ordained to the ministry, 
may be received at once on these grounds. Other ministers shall be required to 
bring proof of (I) their membership in a Congregational church; (2) their ordi- 
nation to the ministry ; (3) if they have come from any other denomination, their 
good standing therein ; and they shall satisfy the membership committee in 
relation to their literary acquirements, and their doctrinal and ecclesiastical 
views. (4) Should the membership committee be satisfied on these points and 
recommned the applicant for membership, the recommendation shall be filed 
with the secretary, and the application and recommendation shall then lie over 
until the next annual meeting, when a two-thirds vote of the members present 
shall be requisite for admission into membership. . 

2. — The Union shall meet annually on the Wednesday after the first Sabbath 
in June, at 9 a.m., when, if the elected chairman be absent, a chairman pro tern, 
shall be chosen. After a devotional service, minute secretaries and reporters 
shall be appointed, the Report of the Committee presented, and the Standing 
Committee on Business, Membership, Nomination, and Finance, chosen on nomi- 
nation by the Committee of the Union. At 11 a.m. , the Union will rise, to give 
place to the Canada Congregational Missionary Society. 

3. — On Wednesday afternoon the Union will hold no public session, in order 
that time may be given to the work of the several committees. 

4. — ^The Chairman's address shall be delivered on Wednesday evening. 

5. — On Thursday morning, the Chairman for the next year shall be elected 
by ballot without nomination. Ballot papers shall be furnished to all members 
of the Union present, if required ; and the votes shall be counted by scrutineers 
appointed by the chairman. If no candidate have a majority of the votes cast, 
the names of two persons having the highest number shall be reported, and 
another vote taken. The Union will adjourn at 11 a.m. on Thursday, in favor 
of the Canada Congregational Missionary Society. 

6. — On Friday evening a Conference on the State of Religion shall be held, 
at which the Statistical Secretaries shall submit their annual reports ; the Chair- 
man and Secretary of the Union, and the pastor in the place of meeting, to be a 
committee to make arrangements for such conference. 

7. — The meetings shall be daily opened and closed with prayer ; the morn- 
ing devotional exercises to extend to an hour. 

8. — No motion shall be discussed unless seconded ; no member shall speak 
twice to the same motion without permission from the chair, and every motion 
shall be presented in writing by the mover, if required by the chair. 

9. — The members of the Union shall register their attendance with the 
Secretary in a book kept for this purpose. The minutes of the preceding day 
shall be read at the opening of each day's session, and the minutes of the last 
day at the close of the session. 

10. — The church in whose locality the annual meeting shall be held, shall be 
requested to celebrate the Lord's Supper in connection with such meeting. 

1 1 . On Monday evening, during the sitting of the Union, a public meeting 
of the Union shall be held, the programme of which shall be arranged by the 
Union Committee. 

12. — Application shall be made by the Statistical Secretary, one month at 
least before the annual meeting, for statistics of the several churches, and a brief 



narrative of the state of religion among them, that he may prepare a condensed 
narrative of the whole for the annual meeting, and for publication, if so ordered. 

13. — A collection for the funds of the Union shall be made annually in each 
church, on or near the Lord's Day prior to the meeting. From this source, the 
Finance Committee, after providing for other necessary expenses, shall pay in 
full, if possible the travelling fares of its ministerial members (provided always 
that no member of the Union whether ministerial or lay, attending the meetings, 
shall receive anything for travelling expenses, unless such ministerial mem&r 
shall have contributed not less than one dollar, and the church represented by 
the delegate not less than five dollars to its funds) ; or, if unable to pay in full, 
shall deduct from the claim of each, such equal amount as may be found neces- 
sary ; such payment not to be made until after the final adjournment, except 
with leave of the Union. 

14. — The delegates from the Union to corresponding bodies, who may fail to 
fulfil their appointment by personal attendance, shall address these bodies by 
letter, communicating in suDstance such information and sentiments as they 
would furnish if they were present at their annual convocations. 

15. — All supplies of pulpits required during the Sunday in which the Union 
is in session, which are not otherwise provided for, shall be filled by the Nomi- 
nation Committee in connection with the pastor of the church where the Union 
is held, and a copy of such appointment shall be posted on the door of the church 
where the Union is assembled. 

16. — In order to facilitate the introduction of properly accredited preachers 
to churches connected with this Union which may require pulpit supply, 
the secretary is authorized to send to secretaries or pastors of churches a 
list of preachers ; but on the understanding that only the names on the list shall 
be of those : 1. Who are pastors of churches in connection with the Union. 2. 
Who have been students of the Canada Congregational College, and who have 
left that institution with the confidence of the College authorities. 3. Who are 
carrying on their studies at the College, but who are certified by the Principal 
or Secretary as qualified to undertake preaching engagements. 4. Who have 
been pastors connected witt the Union, and who are still members of the 
churches of the Union. 5. Who are recommended by a District Committee. 6. 
Who are accredited by the Congregation Union of Nova Scotia and New Bruns- 
wick, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the British Colonies, or by any 
Local Association, or National organization in the United States of AmeHca. 7. 
Lay preachers and evangelists accredited by any District Association. 



Adopted by the Union at its Annual Meeting at Ottawa, 8th June, 1886, 


I. We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and 
earth, and of all things visible and invisible ; 


And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord ; who is of one substance with 
the Father, by whom ail things were made ; 

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who is sent from the 
Father and Son, and who, together with the Father and Son is worshipped and 

11. We believe that the Providence of God, by which He executes Sis 
eternal purposes in the Government of the world, is in and over all events ; so 
that the freedom and responsibility of man are not impaired, and sin is the act 
of the creature alone. 

m. We believe that man was made in the image of God, that he might 
know, love and obey God, and enjoy Him forever ; that uur first parents by dis- 
obedience fell under the righteous condemnation of God ; and that all men are so 
alienated from God, that there is no salvation from the guilt and power of sin, 
except through God's redeeming gr«ice. 

IV. We believe that €rod would have all men return to Him ; that to this 
end He has made Himself known, not only through the works of nature, the 
course of His providence, and the consciences of men, but also through super- 
natural revelations made especially to a chosen people, and above all, when the 
fullness of the time was come, through Jesus Christ His Son. 

V. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the 
records of God's revelation of Himself in the work of redemption ; that they 
were written by men under the special suidanoe of the Holy Spirit ; that they 
are able to make wise unto salvation, and that they constitute the authoritative 
standard by which religious teaching and human conduct are to be regulated and 

VI. We believe that the love of €rod to sinful men has found its highest 
expression in the redemptive work of His Son ; who became man, uniting His 
divine nature with our human nature in one person ; who was tempted like o her 
men, yet without sin ; who, by His humiliation. His holy obedience. His suffer- 
ings. His death on the cross, and His resurrection, became a perfect Redeemer ; 
whose sacrifice of Himself for the sins of the world declares the righteousness of 
God, and is the sole and sufficient ground of forgiveness and reconciliation with 

Vn. We believe that Jesus Christ, after He had risen from the dead, 
asooided into heaven, where, as the one Mediator between God and man. He 
carries forward His work of saving men ; that he sends the Holy Spirit to con- 
vict them of sin and to lead them to repentance and faith ; and that those who, 
through renewing grace, turn to righteousness, and trust to Jesus Christ as their 
Redeejier, receive for His sake the forgiveness of their sins, and are made the 
children of God. 

Vin. We believe that those who are thus r^neiated and JDstified, grow 
in sanctified character through fellowship with Chnst, the indwelling of the Holy 
Spirit and obedience to the truth ; that a holy life is the fruit and evidence of 
saving faith ; and that the believer's hope of continuance in such a life is in the 
preserving grace of God. 

IX. We believe that Jesus Christ came to establish among men the king- 
dom of God, the reign of truth and love, righteousness and peace ; that to Jesus 
Christ, the Head of this kingdom. Christians are directly responsible in faith and 
conduct ; and tliat to Him all have immediate access without mediatorial 4>r 
priestly intervention. 

X. We believe that the Church of Christ, invisible and spiritual, comprises 
all true believers, whose duty it is to associate themselves in churches for tHe 


maintenance of worship, for the promotion of spiritual srowth and fellowship, 
and for the conversion of men ; that these churches, under the guidance of the 
Holy Scriptures, and in fellowshi]) witli one another, may determine — each for 
itseu — their organization, statements of belief, and forms of worship ; may ap- 
point and set apart their own ministers, and should co-operate in the work 
which Christ has committed to them for the furtherance of the Gospel throughout 
the world. 

XI. We believe in the observance of the Lord's Day, as a day of holy rest 
and worship ; in the ministry of the word ; and in the two sacraments which 
Christ has appointed for His Church ; Baptism, to be administered to believers, 
and children, as the sign of cleansing from sin, of union to Christ, and of the 
impartation of the Holy Spirit ; and the Lord's Supper, as a symbol of His aton- 
ing death, a seal of its efficacy, and a means whereby He confirms and strengthens 
the spiritual union and communion of believers with Himself. 

XII. We believe in the ultimate prevalence of the kingdom of Christ over 
all the earth ; in the glorious appearance of the great God and our Saviour, Jesus 
Christ ; in the resurrection of the dead ; and in a final judgment, the issues of 
which are everlasting punishment and eternal life. 

The Union also submit for the use of the churches, in the admission of 
members, the following 


What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me ? I will take the cup of 
salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the pre- 
sence of all His people. [Ps. cxvi. 12-14] 

Whosoever, therefore, shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father 
which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My 
Father which is in heaven. [Matt. x. 82, 33.] 

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness ; and with the month confesdon is 
made unto salvation. [Rom. x. 10.] 

Dearly beloved, called of God to be His children, through Jesus Christ our 
Lord, you are here that, in the presence of God and His people you may enter 
into the fellowship and communion of His Church. You do truly repent of your 
sins ; you heartily receive Jesus Christ as your crucified Saviour and risen Lord, 
you consecrate yourself unto God and your life to His service ; you accept His 
Word as your law, and His Spirit as your comforter and Guide ; and, trusting 
to His grace to confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, you promise to do 
God's holy will, and to walk with this church in the truth and peace of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

Accepting, according to the measure of your understanding of it, the system 
of Christian truth held by the churches of our faith and order, and by this church 
into whose fellowship you now enter, you join with ancient saints, with the 
church throughout the world, and with us your fellow believers, in humbly and 
heartily con''e88ing your faith in the Gospel, saying : 

I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth. And 
in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holt Ghost, 
bom of the Virgin Mary ; suffered under Pontius Pilate ; was crucified, dead and 
buried ; the third dav He rose from the dead ; He ascended into heaven, and 
sitteth at the right nand of God the Father Almighty ; from thence He shall 
come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost ; the holy 
catholic Church ; the communion of saints ; the forgiveness of sins ; the resurrec- 
tion of the body ; and the life everlasting. Amen. 



[Then sfaoald baptism be administered to those who have not been baptized. Then should 
those arise who woald unite with the church by letter. To them the minister should say] : 

Confessing the Lord whom we unitedly worship, you do now renew your 
self-consecration, and join with us cordially in this our Christian faith and 

[The members of the church present should rise] : 

We welcome you into our fellowship. We promiBe to watch over yon with 
Christian love. God grant, that loving, and being loved, serving and being 
served, blessing and being blessed, we may be prepared, while we dwell together 
on earth, for the perfect communion of the saints m heaven. 

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, 
that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 
make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which 
is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ ; to whom be glory for ever 
and ever. Amen. [Hebrews xiii. 20, 21.] 

[Jude, 24, 25, is proposed as an alternative benedicUon.] 


Adopted at the Annual Meeting of the Union in Montreal, June, 1876, 

and reaffirmed in 1880 and 1882, 

1. That previous to the formation of a new Church of our order, a Council 
of pastors and delegates of sister churches should be called by the parties desir- 
ing to be formed into such a church, and that statements and docmments 
delating to the proposed organization should be presented to the Council thus 
formed, and its advice in the matter sought. 

2. That in the ordination, recognition or installation of pastors, and in the 
setting apart of evangelists in or among the churches, the church over whom the 
pastor is to be placed, or of which the evangelist is a member, should call a 
Coancil, before whom shall be laid the call of the church, and the credentials of 
the paster-elect, or of the evangelist, as the case may be, and the advice of the 
(>>nncil songht in relation thereto. 

3. That a ConncQ consists of the representatives of churches, not individ- 
uals, and it Is expedient that each church consulted should be represented by its 
pastor and a delegate, and should embrace, though not exclustrely, the sister 
Congregatimial charcbes contiguous to the chnrch or people seeking advice. 




Alton, Ont. 
Barrie, Ont. 
Belleville, Ont 
Bel wood, Ont. 
Bowman ville, Ont. 
Brantford, Ont. 
Brig ham, Que. 
Bnrford, Ont. 
Caledon South, Ont. (a) 
Canifton, Ont. 
Cobourg, Ont. 
Coldaprings, Ont. 
Cowanaville, Que. 
Danville, Que. 
Durham, Que. (6) 
Eaton, Que. 
Edgar, Ont 
Embro, Ont, 
Erin, North, Ont (c) 
Fergus, Ont. 
Fitch Bay, Que. 
Forest, Ont. 
Franklin Centre, Que. 
Frome, Ont. 

Garafraxa, First, Ont. (U) 
Gteor|?etown, Ont. 
Granby, Que. 
Guelpb, Ont. 
Hamilton, Ont. 
Hamilton, Immanuel, 0. 



Hawkesbury, Ont 
Howick, First, Ont {e) 
Humber Summit, Ont (/) 
Kelvin, Ont 
Kincardine, Ont (g) 
Kingston, First, Ont. 

Bethel, Ont. 

Calvary, Out 
Lanark Village, Ont. 
Listowel, Ont 
London, Ont. 

II Southern, Ont 
Manilla, Ont 
Martintown, Ont. 
Maxville, Ont. 
Melbourne, Que. 
Middleville and Rosseta, 

Montreal, Zion, Que. 
II Emmanuel, Q. 

Calvary, Que. 

Ft St Charles. 

Bethlehem, Q 
Newmarket, Ont. 
New Durham, Ont. 
Ottawa, First, Ont. 

II Welcome Zion, O. 
Paris, Ont. 
Pine Grove, Ont. 
Rugby, Ont. 

Samia, Ont. 
Scotland, Ont. 
Sherbrooke, Que. 
Speedside, Ont. 
Stanstead, South, Que. 
St. Andrews, Que. 
St Catharines, Ont. 
Stouffville, Ont 
Stratford, Ont. 
Tilbury, Ont 
Toronto, Bond St., Ont. 
II Zion, Ont. 

Northern, Ont. 

Western, Ont. 

Olivet, Ont 

Parkdale, Ont. 

Broadview Ave. 

Hope, Ont. 

Dovercourt, Ont. 

Concord, Av. , O. 
Tumberry, Ont, (h) 
Union ville, Ont. 
Vankleek Hill, Ont. 
Vespra, Ont. (i) 
Warwick, Ont 
Waterville, Qae. 
Watford, Ont 
W^ingham, Ont. 
Winnipeg, Man. 
Woodstock, Ont. 









(a) "The Grange" P.O. (6) Ulverton P.O. (c) Orangeville P.O. (rf) Bel- 
wood P.O. (e) Redgrave P.O. (/) Woodbrldge P.O. (g) Tiverton P.O. (h) 
Wroxeter P.O. (») Midhurst P.O. 



Barker, Enoch, Toronto. Madill, W. H., Watford, Ont 

Bentley, Hngh, Pine Grove, Ont Main, A. W. Cowantville, Ont 

Black, Robert K., Granby, Qae. Margrett, Albert, Watford, Ont. 

Black, J. R., KA., Kingston, Ont. Maaon, H. C, B.A., Brandon, Ont. 

Bolton, Charles E., Tiverton P.O., Ont Mason, H. £., Wingham,Ont 

Brown, J. L., Franklin Centre, Qae. MacColl, Evan C. W., Kingsport, N.8. 

Clarke, W. F., Gnelph, Ont. McAdie, James, St Andrews, Qoe. 

Claris, William H. A., London, Ont McCormack, A., Coldsprings, Ont 

Craik, Galen H., Water viUe, Que. McCoaig, J. A. C, Toronto. 

Carrie, W. T., Cisamba, W. C. Africa. McGregor, A. F., B.A., Woodstock, O. 

Daley, J. T., B.A., Barford, Ont. Mcintosh, William, Ottawa, Ont 

Day, B. W., Granby, Qae. McKillican, John, Montreal, Qae. 

Day, F. J., B.A., Sherbrooke, Qae. McKinnon, J., Pilot Monnd, Man. 

I>a£E^ Charles, M.A., Toronto. Moore, Charchill, Ayer's Flat, Que. 

Evans, Einion C, D.D., Montreal Mote, W. H., D.D., Wingham, Ont 

Fnller, George, London, Eng. Morton, J., Hamilton, Ont 

Gerrie, A. W., RA., West Torrington, Nicholls, S., Melbonme, Qoe. 

Conn. Pedley, H., B.A., Winnipeg, Man. 

(rerrie, John P., B.A., Toronto. Pedley, J. W., B.A., London, Ont 

Goffin, J. W., Edgar, Ont Pritchard, W. S., Bowmanville, Ont 

Gray, M. S., Lanrel, Ont Read, G. E., Reck Island, Que. 

Gann, W. T., B4.A., Cowaosville, Que. Richardson, A. W., B.A., Kingston, O. 

Conner, F.,M.D., Listowel, Ont Salmon, John, B.A., Toronto. 

Hall, Thomas, Montreal, Qoe. Schofield, John, Brantford, Ont 

UamUton, D.S., R.A., Montreal, Que. Sandwell, G.H., Kew Bedford, U.S. 

Hay, Robert, Eaton, Qoe. Silcox, E. D., Embro, Ont 

Hay, WiOiam, Watloid, Ont Sims, Thomas, D.D., Toronto. 

Hill, &. M., M.A., Montreal, Qoe. Skinner, George, Frome, Ont. 

Hindley, John L, M. A., Forest, Ont Smith, William W., St Catharines, Ont 

r. W. J., Embro, Ont SwaiMon, L J. 

Hodgkinson, T., Unsworth, Joseph, Toronto. 

H<^kin, Robert, Montreal, Que. Unsworth, J. IL, K A., Soodand, Ont 

Hyde, T. R, Toronto. Warriner, W. H , RD., Montveal, Qte. 

Jackson, W. P., Brigham, Qoe. Watson, W. H., HamUtoo, Ont 

Johnston, William, Toronto, Ont. Webb, Thomas, Toronto, Ont 

Maeallnm, D., Maxville, Ont Wild, Joseph, D.D., Bnmte, Got 

Macanlay, Alex., Middleville, Out Williams, B. R, Gnelph, Oiit. 

MadiU, J. C, Samia, Out Wood, John, Tmro, X. S. 





The Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Congregational 
Union of Ontario and Quebec met with Zion Church, Monti?eal, 
on Wednesday, June 10th, at 9 a. m. 

Mr. Seth P. Leet, Chairman, conducted the devotional 

The registered attendance gave the presence of the follow- 
ing ministers, delegates and visitors : — 


Bolton, C. K. , Kincardine, O. 
Black, R. K., Granby, Q. 
Black, J. R., Kingston, O. 
Brown, J. L. , Franklin Centre, Q. 
Daley, J. T., Burford, O. 
Day, B. W., Granby, Q, 
Day, F. J., Sherbrooke Q. 
Craik, G. H., Waterville, Q. 
Clarke, W. F., Guelph, O. 
Evans, E. C, Montreal, Q. 
Gerrie, J. P., Toronto, O. 
Hay, Robt., Eaton, Q. 
Hopkin, Robt., Westmount, Q. 
Hindley, J. I., Forest, O. 
Jackson, W. P., Brigham, Q. 
Johnston, Wm. , Toronto. O. 
Main, A. W., Danville, Q. 

Moore, Chnrchill, Ayer's Flat, Q. 
McCormack, A., Cold Springs, O. 
McGregor, A. F., Woodstock, 0. 
Mcintosh, Wm., Ottawa, O. 
McKillican, John, Montreal, Q. 
Morton, John, Hamilton, 0. 
Pedley, Hugh, Winnipeg, Man. 
Podley, Jas. W., London, O. 
Richardson, A. W., Kingston, O. 
Read, G. Ellery, Rock Island, Q. 
Sims, Thomas, Toronto, O. 
Schofield, John, Brantford, O. 
Smith, W. W., St. Catharines, O. 
Unsworth, J. K., Scotland, O. 
Warriner, W. H., Montreal, Q. 
Watson, W. H., Hamilton, O. 
Wood, John, Truro, N. S. 


Alexander, A., Hamilton, O. 
Alexander, J. L., Middleville, O. 
Alexander, James, Melbourne, Q. 
Black, John, Hamilton, O. 
Blythe, R. Y., Belwood, O. 
Brown, O. W., Fitch Bay. Q. 
Copp, J. C. , Toronto, O. 
Craig, Adam, Middleville, O. 
Gushing, Charles, Montreal, Q. 
Dewar, Duncan, St. Andrew's, Q. 
Garlick, H. T., Montreal, Q. 
Hay, Mrs., Watford, O. 
Hawkins, 0. W., Fitoh Bay, Q. 

Hilton, Zeph., Toronto, O. 
Horsey, H. J. , Ottawa, O. 
Hume, H. E., Ottawa, O. 
Jackson, Thos., Kingston, O. 
Lighthall, W. D., Montreal, Q. 
Leet, S. P., Montreal, Q. 
McEwen, Peter, Maxville, O. 
Mcllraith, A. F., Toronto, O. 
Mcintosh, D. C, Lanark, O. 
McKelvey, R. J., Kingston, O. 
McLachlan, R. \V . , Montreal, Q. 
McNicol, John, Sherbrooke, Q. 
O'Hara, H., Toronto, O. 



Pollock, A. F., Speedside, O. 
Rice, H. G., Knowlton, Q. 
Roper, Greorge, Toronto, O. 
Secord, Albert, Barri(>, 0. 

Scott, George, Toronto, O. 
Watt, R. G., Maxville, O. 
WilliamB, 0. T., Montreal, Q. 
Wright, Mrs. M. J., Westmount, Q. 

The Secretary on behalf of the Union Oommtitee, presented 
the following nominations, which were adopted : 

MintUe Secrttaries, — Rev. F. J. Day and A. P. Pollock. 

Business GommiUee. — Revs. J. R. Black, T. Sims, Wm. Mcintosh, J. W. 
Pedley ; Messrs. C. T. Williams, R. S. Weir and J. C. Copp, 

Membership Committee. — Revs. John Morton, C. E. Bolton, J. T. Daley, J. 
I. Hindley ; Messrs. H. O'Hara and John McNicol. 

Nomination Committee, ^B,ev8, E. M. Hill, W. H. Warriner, W. H. Wat- 
son, B. W. Day, John Wood ; Messrs. R. Y. Blythe and George Roper. 

Finance Committee, — Messrs. A. Alexander, R. W. McLachlan and Rev. W. 
T. Gunn. 

Reporter for Canadian CongregationaJist. — W, W. Smith. 

The report of the Union Committee was then read by the 
Secretary, Rev. J. P. Qerrie, as follows : — 



The Union takes great pleasure in meeting in Montreal, 
after the usual period of four years. We are indeed pleased to 
visit this City so familiar to many of us in our student days, 
and to whom will come in connection with these gathering, 
pleasant associations and memories of days gone by. McUiU 
University will be to many of us a centre of attraction, while 
the Congregational College will be found to have lost none of 
her claims upon our thoughts and affections. The churches, too, 
Zion, Calvary, Emmanuel, we remember them all, nor are these 
latter memories confined to the graduates of the College, since 
from the organization of the Union the annual gath^ng has 
assembled in this city every four years, so that among our 
churches none are more familiar friends than these three already 

Of these three, it will not seem invidious to make special 
mention of Zion, whose hospitality we enjoy at the present time. 
We recall with gratitude to God, the great power and influence 
for good which this historic church exerted, not only in Mont- 
real, but also throughout the Dominion. We remember with 
regret the vicissitudes and trying experiences of more recent 
years, but rejoice that amidst them all, Zion never was without 
a light, though at times it seemed a dim and uncertain flame. 
We look now upon the new, comfortable and commodious home, 
which was entered into a few months ago ; and as we view the 
many evidences of prosperity about us, our hearts are filled with 
praise to God, that under the able and faithful ministrations of 
Rev. Prof. Warriner, Zion is again moving forward with rapid 
steps toward her former position of power and influence in this 
city, and in our denomination. We extend to these friends of 
" Auld Lang Syne " our hearty greeting ; and in the pleasant 
recognition of old friends we are not forgetful of the new ones 
which have appeared on the scene, to extend the hand of 
welcome. Four years ago it was the new and progressive 
church at Point St. Charles ; now it is the promising cause at 
Westmount, under the young and energetic pastor, Rev. Robert 
Hopkin, for whose labors we pray the richest blessings of God. 



At one of the morning meetings last year special mention 
was made of the serious illness of Mr. Charles Whitlaw, of Paris, 
who was for many years a familiar figure at former Union 
gatherings, and a generous supporter of all denominational ob- 
jects, as well as a citizen prominent and honored in public life. 
Jn the death of Mr. Whitlaw a few weeks later a truly good 
man ha^ been promoted from us. 

One month later there was removed from our Honor-Roll a 
name that has been inseparably connected with Canadian Con- 
gregationalism for the past forty years. In many hearts, not 
only in Congregational, but also in other circleSj not only in 
Canada, but also in other lands, the deepest sorrow was felt 
when the death of Rev. George Cornish, L.L.D., was announced. 

Mention should also be made of the death of Mrs. Lee, wife 
of Rev. Wilberforco Lee, a former missionary of our churches to 
Africa. We are pleased to announce a memorial service, when 
these and other promoted comrades will be remembered. 


Amalgamation. — That with reference to the Resolution as 
per page 151 of the Year Book, which was referred to the 
Churches, Associations and Societies for consideration and 
report, it is recommended that the question be not t^ken up 
until Saturday morning, so that the societies interested may have 
an opportunity to consider the matter in annual meeting 
between now and that date, and report to the Secretary of the 


The Conveners of Committees on Prison Reform, Temper- 
ance, the Dominion Alliance, Lord's Day Observance, Creden- 
tials, Ordination and Church Union, were all notified of their 
appointment, while subsequent notices were given of their ex- 
pected reports. These, no doubt, will be presented when called 
for, and your Committee, therefore, makes no comment on the 
work and questions coming within the province of the different 



It will be remembered that the three-fold reports, including 
general church matters, the Christian Endeavor Society, and 
Sunday School work, were placed in the hands of Rev, D. S. 
Hamilton; who will present them on Friday evening. We 
would bespeak for these reports the careful hearing of the 


As will be seen by the programme, conferences have been 
arranged for the consideration of C. E. and S. S. work, by the 
Committee appointed last year. Rev. A. F. McGregor will pre- 
side at the former, and Rev. J. T. Daley at the latter. We trust 
that much good will be the outcome of mutual counsel in these 
important departments of church service. 


A communication has been received from the Presbyterian 
Synod of Montreal, asking for the appointment of a Committee 
to confer with Committees of other denominations, for the 
purpose of forming a Lord's Day Alliance of Quebec similar to 
that of Ontario. We recommend that this be referred to the 
Committee on Lord's Day Observance. 


It is gratifying to state that of the delegates appointed to 
the National Council at Syracuse, Revs. E. M. Hill and W. H. 
Warriner, were able to attend ; and the Union will have the 
pleasure of hearing from these brethren on Friday morning. 
The Council, we are pleased to announce, named as delegates to 
this Union, Rev. Smith Baker, D.D., East Boston, Mass. ; Rev. 
Edward Hawes, D.D, Burlington, Vt ; Rev. F. S. Fitch, D.D., 
Buffalo, N.Y. ; and Rev. H. P. Dewey, Concord. The three first 
named have signified their intention of being present ; while Mr. 
Dewey, in his uncertainty, has forwarded greetings to the Union. 
To the visiting brethren has been given a place on the pro- 
gramme, and we assure them of a most cordial welcome to our 
meetings. Of the delegates selected to convey greetings to the 
Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, we are glad to note 
that Revs. John Wood, John McKillioan and Charles Duff were 


able to respond. We rejoice to welcome Rev. J. W. Cox as a 
delegate from that Union, who will convey to us the greetings 
of the brethren by the sea. He, too, is assured of the most cor- 
dial reception at the hands of the Union. 


One year ago the Union placed a resolution on record in 
connection with this matter. Since that time remedial legisla- 
tion has been before our Dominion Parliament, and is now a 
question of special prominence. We would recommend that the 
Business Committee present a Resolution for the consideration 
of the Union. 


A communication has been received from Rev. H. A. Hazen, 
Secretary of the National Council of the United States, calling 
attention to the meeting of the International Congregational 
Council, which it is expected will assemble in 1899. This Union 
would place on record its most hearty willingness to co-operate 
with brethren of other lands, in helping to make the gathering 
one of world-wide importance, and would instruct our secre- 
tary to communicate with Mr. Hazen to this effect. 


We are pleased to announce that on Monday evening, 
Rev. R. M. Hill will deliver a stereoptican lecture on " Congre- 
gational Shrines." It is hoped that all the members may be 
able to remain for this evening, and that it may be one of the 
best of the Union. We would recommend that in future the 
time for closing be extended to Wednesday evening. In placing 
this report in your hands, we do so with the earnest prayer that 
in every session there may be recognized the presence of the 
Master, and that in our deliberations and counsel, we may 
be directed by the Spirit of GocJ. We pray for the brethren 
a time of rich profit, and that all assembled may have abun- 
dant reason to thank God for the Union of 1896. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. Gerrie. 


Moved by Mr. H. G. Garlick, seconded by Rev. J. T. Daley, 
— That the report be received and referred to the Business 
Committee. Carried. 

The following applications for membership were referred 
to the Membership Committee : — Revs. Harry E. Mason, F. J. 
Day and W. P. Jackson, graduates of the Congregational College 
of Canada ; Rev. Dr. Evans from Springfield Association, Mo. ; 
Rev. John Schofield, from the Beloit District Convention of 
Wisconsin ; Rev. W. J. Hindley from the Cleveland Congrega- 
tional Conference, and A. W. Bennet, from the East Hants Min- 
isterial Fraternal Association, England ; Bethlehem Church, 
Westmount, and Welcome-Zion Church, Ottawa. 

The following applications for letters of transfer were also 
referred to the Membership Committee : — Rev. Joseph Gol- 
clough and Rev. S. L. Mitchell. 

Replies to letters of condolence sent last year were read 
from Mrs. J. G. Sanderson, Dr. J. S. King and Mr. W. A. Lamb. 

A communication from the Single Tax Association was read 
asking that an " Address to the Churches '* from a number of 
labor organizations be presented ofBcially to the Union. The 
matter was referred to the Business Committee. 

A communication was read from Rev. Dr. Gladden in reply 
to the resolution of thanks forwarded him after last Union. 

Communications were also received from the Rev. Dr. 
Frank S. Fitch, Rev. F. H. Dewey, Rev. Dr. Hawes, delegates, 
and Rev. Henry A. Hazen, Secretary of the National Council of 
the United States, the last mentioned being referred to the 
business Committee for action. 

Wednesday Eveninor. 


The meeting opened with devotional exercises conducted by 
the Rev. Dr. Sims of Toronto and Rev. John Morton, of Hamil- 
ton. The address of welcome was given by Rev. Prof. Warriner, 
of Zion Church, to which Rev. J. R. Black replied ; at the same 
time introducing the Chairman, Mr. Seth P. Leet, who then de- 
livered the annual address on " A Neglected Privilege." 

On motion of the Rev. John Morton the address was refer- 
red to the Business Committee for publication, after which the 
meeting was closed with the Benediction by the Rev. John 


Thursday Morning. 

The devotional exercises from nine to ten were conducted 
by the Rev. J. I^. Unsworth. Mr. Seth P. Leet then took the 
chair, and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and 

The Chairman of the Business Committee presented the 
following amended Resolution for that of last year, concerning 
the Manitoba School question, which, after discussion, was 
adopted : — 

That, while, on the one hand, we as Congregationalists assert for ourselves, 
and equally for others, the right to teach what we or they believe to be true, 
and would not permit the liberty of the subject, in this respect, to be interfered 
with, we regard public education as a necessary corollary of democratic govern- 
ment, and maintain that it should be enforced by Grovernment. That while we 
recofl^nize the wisdom and foresight of the Fathers of Confederation in vesting in 
Parliament the duty of protecting religious minorities in their natural and con- 
stitutional rights, we protest in the strongest terms against all attempts to restore 
in Manitoba a condition of things under which a section of the people of that 
province was left to a lar^ extent uneducated, and against all attempts at this 
stage to coerce Manitoba m regard to its educational policy. 

The report of the Union Committee was then adopted. 

The Business Committee presented a Preacher's List, which 
was adopted, and ordered to be printed as Standing Rule No. 
16 of the Union. 

The Membership Committee recommended : 

1. That the applications of the Revs. John Schofield, H. E. Mason, W. J. 
Hindley, W. P. Jackson, F. J. Day ; Bethlehem Church, Westmount, and Wel- 
comeZion Church, Ottawa be accepted. 

2. That the applieations of the Rev. A. W. Bei^^nett be left over. 

3. ' That letters of transfer be granted to the Rev. S. L. Mitchell and Rev. 
Joseph Colclough. 

4. That Rev. R. Hopkin and A. Macaulay, who applied for membership 
last year, be receivied. 

5. That the Rev. J. W. Cox be received as a corresponding member. 

All of which was concurred in. 

An application for letter of dismissal from the Union for 
Rev. S. N. Jackson, of Barre, Vt., was referred to the Member- 
ship Committee. 

A communication from the W.C.T.U. was referred to the 
Sabbath Observance Committee. 

^ A letter from the Rev. Rolph DufF, withdrawing his appli- 
cation for membership, and two touching the character of W. 
H. Madill were referred to the Membership Committee. 


On behalf of the Union Committee, the Secretary nomi- 
nated Rev. J. I. Hindley, M. A , Ph.D., of Forest, as chairman for 
1896. The Secretary was instructed to cast a ballot, which was 
done and Dr. Hindley declared elected. 

Moved by Mr. H. T. Garlick, seconded by Rev. J. McKilli- 
can, that the Armenian question be referred to the Business 
Committee for resolution to be presented to the Union. Car- 

The Rev. Prof. Warriner then introduced the following de- 
legates from the JNational Council of the United States : — Revs. 
Edward Hawes, D.D., Frank Fitch, D.D., and Smith Baker, D. 
D., who conveyed the greetings of the brethren across the line. 

It was moved by the Rev. E. M. Hill, seconded by W. F. 
Clarke, that the^e delegates be received as corresponding mem- 
bers, and that our cordial reciprocations of their remarks be 
manifested by a standing vote. Carried. 

The Rev. J. W. Cox, B.A., conveyed the greetings of the 
Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Friday Morning. 

The Memorial Service was held at nine o'clock, and was 
conducted by Mr. Seth P. Leet. At ten o'clock the minutes were 
read and confirmed. 

The Business Committee reported as follows : — 

1. We recommend as a reply of the Union to the communications of the 
Single Tax, and other Societies associated with them in the Communication : — 

That, we, the members of the Congregational Union, in response to the ad- 
dress to the churches from The Single Tax Association, The Trade and Labor 
Council, The Allied Printers* Trades Council, The International Builders' Em- 
ployers' Union, The International Association of Machinists, The Toronto Typo- 
graphical Union, The Street Railway Employees' Union and Benefit Society, rec- 
ognize with sorrow that there is much in the prevailing social conditions which 
demands amelioration, and express our sincere sympathy with every effort that 
harmonizes with Christian principles in the elevation of all elasses, and our wil- 
lingness to co-operate in all efforts consistent with the teachings of Christ : be- 
lieving that with the growth of true religion there will come a permanent welfare 
of the people. 

2. That the Chairman be thanked for his address, and that he be requested 
to place it in the hands of the editor of the Year Book for publication. 

3. That standing rule No. 5, be amended by striking out the words ** or 
otherwise after nomination by the Union Committee or other nominations," and 
inserting the words, ** without nomination." 

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The report was adopted. 

The Membership Committee reported progress. 
The Nomination Committee presented a list of appoint- 
ments for Sunday. 

The Secretary presented the following communications : — 

1. From Rev. H. P. Dewey, delegate from the National Coancil, conveying 
greetings. The letter was received, and the Secretary Instructed to reply on 
behalf of the Union. 

2. From Rev. W. J. Watt, applying for open letter of dismissal from the 
Union. Referred to the Membersnip Committee. 

3. From Rev. W. F. Clarke, concerning the Rev. J. C. Madill. Referred 
to the Membership Committee. 

4. From Rev. D. S. Hamilton, Statistical Secretary, stating his inability 
to be present, and that his report would be forwarded. 

Rev. J. R. Black, Convener of the Temperance Committee, 
presented the following report : — 

Your Committee on Temperance, in submitting its report, has to state that 
during the past year, in the Province of Ontario, the Temperance movement has 
been for the most part stationary. The question as to the prohibitory powers of 
the Province, previously submitted to the Privy Council, was only decided about 
a month ago, and pending this the Ontario Government refused to proceed fur- 
ther, while the people generally awaited the result before pressing their convic- 
tion in the direction of Provincial prohibition. This decision, however, of the 
highest legal tribunal in the Empire, having been received, ^nd by it, it is known 
that, at least, prohibition by municipalities is within the constitutional rights of 
the Province, the work of legal prohibition wiU be again prosecuted. 

In the Province of Que^c also, the delay of the Privy Council's decision 
served the purpose of those who wished to postpone and shirk their responsi- 
bilities in regard to the liquor traffic . Yet tnere have been some improvements 
in the legislation in the Province of Quebec. The right of municipal councils to 
refuse any application for license which has been successfully challenged in the 
courts has been made explicit in the law. Hotel keepers have been prohibited 
by statute from taking out a license to sell for medicinal purposes in a locality 
where a local prohibitory law is in force. The election law has been amended so 
that in outside cities it is ille^l to sell, lend, deliver or supply gratuitously 
any quantity whatever of spirituous or fermented liquors, either on the day of 
or on the day preceding »n election. 

The Pi ivy Council's deliverance, while defining the limits of provincial 
jurisdiction in relation to the drink evil, makes it plain that not only the power 
but the responsibility rests with the Federal Covemment, a circumstance which 
should intensify the sense of responsibility of all citizens to force this issue on 
parliamentary elections. 

Aside from the legal aspect of this great reform, your Committee regards it 
as a matter for gratitude and encouragement, that in the work of spreading tem- 
perance principles and intensifying; temperance sentiment, so many efficient 
agencies are enlisted. For in addition to the Societies which exist solely to 
further the interests of the temperance cause, there are the church, in all its 
branches, the religious and secmar schools, young people's societies of various 
kinds, commercial corporations, and the entire religious and a large and growing 
percentage of the secular press of our country. By these and other agencies 
working through state machinery and independent of it, this gigantic evil which 
fb responsible for so much of our pauperism, idleness, misery and crime is being 
gradually and surely overcome. 



Your Committee sabmits the following recommendations : — 

1. That the traffic in intoxicating liqnora is productive of so great evils in 
the Country that it cannot be legalized without disastrous results ; and that its 
total prohibition is the obvious duty of Government. 

2. That it is the duty of Christian electors to make prohibition a direct 
issue in the choice of representatives to Parliament and to the Legislatures, 
exerting their utmost political influence to secure the nomination and election of 
suitable candidates who are consistent prohibitionists, ready to make the ques- 
tion an issue in their election campaign. 

3 That, as between the present candidates for parliamentary representa- 
tioa there is a presumption in favor of the men who pledge themselves to 
prohibition, or a plebiscite with a view to prohibition. 

4 That the Temperance cause receive more attention in the municipality, 
as the unit, so as to secure prohibition in each municipality, and temperance 
men in the Councils of Queb^, and where the Council, outside of cities is the 
licensing body. 

5. That we express the hope that the members of the new Parliament 
about to be elected will immediately take steps to abolish the sale of intoxi- 
cating drinks from the refectory of the House of Commons, and so show to the 
people the example of abstinence from all such injurious beverages. 

Before it was acted upon, on motion of Mr. Dougall, Mr. Carson, Secretary 
of the Dominion Alliance was heard, representing that organization. The report 
was then adopted. 

The Rev. Dr. Sims then presented the following report on behalf of the 
Committee of Ordination : 

Your Committee believes that the subject on which they desire to report 
is one whose importance cannot be over-estimated. 

1. The traditions and ideals of Congregationalism call for an educated 

2. The conditions of modem society render it increasingly imperative that 
its religious teachers and leaders be men of capacity and learning. 

3. In the exercise of their congregational liberty, through the medium of 
small neighborhood Councils, our churches sometimes secure the ordination of 
men who do not possess the necessary mental equipment for the continuous dis- 
charge of the high duties of the pastoral office wfth credit to the denomination. 

4. We recognize that the normal method of ministerial education is by 
college and seminary training ; and insist that in all cases, not allowed to be ex- 
ceptional by district associations, candidates for ordination be required to prose- 
cute to a successful completion in the college, one of the courses of study 
provided by the Canada (Jongregational College, or to give evidence of having 
secured equal educational training elsewhere. 

5. Inasmuch as men possessing grace and natural aptitudes for the work of the 
ministry occasionally present themselves for ordination, for whom a course in 
College is plainly impracticable, but whose services it seems desirable to retain 
for our churches : — 

We recommend that a course of study be drawn up by a Committee of this 
Union, to be prosecuted by such candidates under the direction of our respective 
district associations ; and we recommend all our churches and ministers to con- 
cur in no ordination, except of candidates who are academically accredited, or 
who shall have prosecuted such course of study to the satisfaction of the Dis- 
trict Associations. 

That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Secretary of each Di triet 
Association, with the suggestion that candidates possessing such qualifications as 
fit them for prosecuting this study under the direction of any association, may be 
>bccredited by such association to preach, with a view to their ultimate ordination ; 
such credential to be received yearly, and under such conditions as to the local 
Asso?iation may seem best. 


On moiioQ discnsBian vss poEtponed : to be taken op as the 
first order of bosiiieaB on Satoniajr 
The meeting then adjamned. 

Sattkdat Morning. 

The devotional serviee from 9 to 10 vas oondocted by the 
Rev. Dr. Sims. 

The BoanesB Committee reported as follows : — 

1. On the Armenian (^estion. Thai this UQi<m viewing 
the continued atrodtieB oommitted in Armenia hy Tnrks and 
Kurds, acting with and witboot Government 6aneti<m, we hereby 
express onr d^«station of these grass outrages doae on innocent 
and helpless peo^ei We express deep sympathy with oar saf > 
fering Christian Iwethren, and hope that the representative 
Christian nations may yet find some way to sappress these in> 
human proceedings. 

2. That the Preadios' list adopted by the Uni<m be printed 
in the Standing Roles, and known as Nol 16. 

This report, with the order ot basiness of the morning, was 

The finance Ccnnmittee presented its repeat, which was 
received and adi^yted. 

The report of the Ordination Committee pres^ited on Fri- 
day morning was discussed, and with some verbal changes 

Rev. Hi:^ Pedley addressed the meeting on the qaestion of 
" Closer Fraternal Rdations with the United States." 

On motion by Mr. Pedley, seocmded by Dr. Sims» it was 
resolved : — 

That iDMnmcli la the InteriMtinnil Gooiidl of Cangregfttkuiil Churches of 
1891 was a grand iOiiafeEation of the powifhilftitw of Catholicity that lie in Con- 

gTftgatiflnaliBm, we wonM in the fartfaeraaoe oi thn idea, araioint a Ooaimittoe 
to confer with the Execattve CiHnnuttee of the American Home Missionary 
Society, in repaid to cloeer relatkmshqM between the Congregational Churches 
of Canada and the United States. 

It was on motion of Rev. J. R. Black, resolved that the mat- 
ter be referred to the Nomination Committee; the f blowing 
names being suggested for the Committee : — 

Revs. Hugh Pedley, John Morton, Dr. Evans, and Messrs, 
Henry O'Hara and J. R. Doagall. 

The Rev. Dr. Hindley on behalf of the Lord's Day Observ- 
ance Committee, presented the following report, which w?is 
adopted : — 


1. That this Union deprecates the enoroaohment of enforced labor upon 
the sanctity of the Lord's Day, as seen in the running of street cars, railway 
traffic, work in railway -workshops, the loading and unloading of vessels in 
parts, and also of the many ways pleasure-seekers violate the day. 

2. That the Union expresses its sympathy with the Lord's Day Alliance of 
Ontario, in all its efforts to enforce the law against all infringements upon the 
sanctity of the Lord's Day, and in its efforts to secure better legislation thereon. 

3. We further wish to express ourselves in favor of a Lord's Day Alliance 
for the Province of Quebec, and that we appoint the Revs. W. H. Warriner and 
E. M. Hill as a Committee to act with such Committees as may be appointed by 
other bodies. 

The Rev. John Morton, for the Church Union Committee, 
presented its report, which was adopted, as follows : — 

The Committee has had no communication from any church-union com- 
mittees of sister denominations in Cjinada, during the year. It believes that 
there has been general inaction on the part of such committees, not through any 
absence of fraternal feeling, but apparently because the time is not yet npe for 
such formal approachments. But while there has been this inaction in formal 
communications, there has been no lack of fellowship in spirit, and thought, and 
work. The members of the various denominations are becoming one in the 
truest sense, inasmuch as they are reading the same great books, discussing the 
same great problems, and unitedly engaging in the same labors of love. 

The Committee thinks it wise therefor, in the absence of anything more 
specific, to call the attention of the brethren to some of the signs of union in 
the Christian world at large. 

We begin in our own country. It should be noted that the Methodist 
church has a standing committee, instructed to be ready to communicate with 
any similar committee of any other denomination on the possibility of a federa- 
tion for general work. Other denominations have declared themselves favorable 
to this arrangement. Such a federation, in the opinion of your committee, is 
practicable, and would be a saving of labor and of unseemly rivalries. 

Going further afield, your committee notes with pleasure that a congress of 
the Nonconformist churches of England is being formed, to be called '* The 
Pree Church Congress." This Congress is in a sense divisive, for it marks the 
cleavage between the Established and Free churches ; but it is also unifying, 
for it brings into a kind of federation all the Nonconformist churches of 

Your committee is also delighted to see that union between the Congre^- 
tional Union and the Evangelical Union of Scotland is now, after long negotia- 
tion, certain to become an accomplished fact. The nine students who were 
expelled fifty years ago, from the Scottish Congregational Theological Hall 
because they held the resistibility of the Holy Spirit's work, have vindicated 
their right of liberty, and those who are left of them with the denomination 
formed around them, are now to form the New Congregational Union of Scot- 
land. If this be a credit to the nine students and their followers, it is even a 
greater credit to the brethren who have admitted the mistake of the past, and 
been willing to restore the broken harmony. 

Your committee notes with pleasure also, that through the indefatigable 
Dr. Lunn, the 24th May last was appointed as Church Union Sunday. Each 
minister in England was asked, by circular, to preach on that day on Union ; 
and specially to call attention to the services rendered to the common cause by 
some denomination other than his own, preference being given to the denominar 


tions that have not come prominently before the world. How far the request 
was complied with, your committee does not know, but it was in the right 
direction, and would no doubt help to bring about what we all desire. 

Your Committee recommends that this Union continue its Church Union 
committee, and instruct it to hold itself ready to assist by any means in its 
power to secure a federation of the churches, on the basis of the Jersey Deliver- 

The Membership Committee reported as follows : — 

1. The Union referred to this Committee two communications, one from 
Alex. P. Grerrie, Fergus, and another from Rev. E. Barker, Toronto, pertaining 
to the ministerial standing in this Union of W. H. Madill. In these communi- 
cations grave charges are laid against the Christian and ministerial character of 
Mr. Madill. In view of the charges, and the definiteness with which they are 
made, we recommend for the sake both of the Union and himself, that a com- 
mittee be appointed to investigate those charges, and to report at next session of 
the Union. Committee to be named by the Nomination Committee. 

2. The Rev. S. N. Jackson, M.D., Barre, Vt., applies for a general certi- 
ficate, and letter of dismissal. It is recommended that the request be granted, 
and that the Secretary be asked to send a special commendation to Dr. Jackson, 
Id view of his long, prominent, and useful labor among us. 

3. Rev. W. J. Watt, Sheldon, Vt., asks for dismissal certificate. It is 
recommended that it be granted. 

4. Re request of Rev. R. Dufif to withdraw his application for member- 
ship, it is recommended that the request be granted. 

5. The Union referred to this Committee a communication from Rev. W. 
F. Clarke, callins: attention to the fact that the Rev. J. C. Madill is under dis- 
cipline in the Western Association, and that he refused to appear before the 
committee of investigation to defend himself against the charges made against 
him. It is recommended that a Committee be appointed to deal with the case, 
and to report at next Union. 

The report was adopted. 

The Secretary presented an application from Rev. E. O 
Grisbrook for letter of transfer to the Moatpelier Association, 
which was referred to the Membership Committee. 

The reports of delegates from this Union to other Assem- 
blies were received, as follows : — 

Rev. John McEillican, Union of Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick ; Rev. E. M. Hill and Rev. Prof. Warriner, Triennial 
Council of the United States. 

Rev. Dr. Hindley spoke a few words, thanking the Union 
for his election to the Chairmanship. 

Rev. W. T. Gunn presented a i chart on denominational 
loyalty. It was resolved that such be printed in our Year 

Leave of absence was granted to Revs. W. P. Jackson, J. I. 
Hindley, and Messrs Craig and Jackson. 

Union adjourned, after the benediction. 

86 congregational dnion of ont. and que. 


The Annual Union services were held in Zion Church, at 11 
a.m. Devotional exercises were conducted by the Rev. W. H. 
Warriner, pastor. The Annual Union sermon was preached by 
the Rev. William Johnston, of Toronto, his subject being " The 
Larger Salvation.'* At the evening service the pastor again 
conducted devotions, and the Rev. Hugh Pedley, of Winnipeg, 
was the pieacher. At the close of thij service the Ordinance of 
the Lord's Supper was celebrated. The Rev. W. H. Warriner 
presided, being assisted by the Rev. B. W. Day of Granby, and 
the Rev. Robert Hay of Eaton, and Messrs. Thomas Sloodie, H. 
T. Garlick, Henry Woodley and Seth P. Leet, Deacons of Zion 

Monday Morning. 

Devotional services from 9 to 10 were conducted by Rev. 
A. W. Main. 

The minutes were read and confirmed. 

The Business Committee presented the following report, 
and this with the order of Business for the morning was 
adopted : — 

1. That there shall be a conference on the State of Religion, at our Union 
Meetings to be held in 1897} and that the Union Committee be requested to 
arrange for the same. 

2. That as our time for next meeting of the Union is extended, there be 
papers and discussions on the following subjects :—Cl) '* Child Saving"; (2) 
** Christ in the State" ; (^) " Christ in Business" ; or kindred topics ; and that 
the Union Committee be instructed to make these appointments. 

3. Resolution as to Hymn Books : — 

Whereas the importance and desirability of hearty and devout participation 
in the offices of public worship, and specially in the service of praise cannot be 
gainsaid, and whereas the unifying power of a common Book of Praise is very 
great, be it Resolved^ — That this Union desires to direct attention to the superior 
excellence of (1) The Congregational Mission Hymnal and Weeknight Service 
Book ; (2) The Congregational Sunday School Hymnal ; (3) The Congregational 
Church Hymnal; all edited by Rev. George Barrett, B.A., and published under 
the auspices of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, and cordially 
recommends the adoption of these books in the churches. 

4. That the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union receive $50, as an honora- 
rium for his services for 1896-97, and that this be a first charge upon the Union 

On behalf of the First Congregational Church of Kingston, 
Ont., Mr. R. J. McKelvey invited the Union to meet there in 
1897. The invitation was accepted. 


The Membership Committee recommended that a letter of 
dismissal be granted to Rev. E. O. Grisbrook to the Montpelier 
Association of Congregational Ministers. 

The Rev. E. M. Hill reported for the Nomination Com- 
mittee, recommending : — 

1. Delegates to the Union of Nova Scotia and New Bmns- 
wick — Revs. Churchill Moore and Charles Duff; with power to 
add to their number. 

2. Lord's Day Ohsei'vance — Revs. J. I. Hindley, C. E. Bol- 
ton, J. P. Gerrie and A. W. Main. 

3. Church Union — Revs. J. Morton, J. Wood, W. H. War- 
riner, C. Duff. E. D. Silcox, W. Johnston, T. Sims, B. W. Day, 
and Messrs. C. Cushing, H. 0*Hara and W. W. Buchanan. 

4. Credentials — Revs. Prof. Warriner, J. T. Daley, J. Mor- 
ton, Wm. Mcintosh and B. W. Day. 

5. Christian End-eavor — Revs. A. F. McGregor, D. S. Ham- 
ilton and Mr. H. W. Barker. 

6. Sunday School — Messrs. Seth P. Leet, W. McCartney, 
and Rev. W. H. Watson. 

7. Secretary-Treasurer of the Union — Rev. J. P. Gerrie ; 
with thanks for past services. 

8. Statistical Secretary — Rev. D. S. Hamilton. 

9. Prison Reform — Revs. A. F. McGregor and J. R. Black. 

10. Delegate to the Congregatiomd Union of Wales — Rev. 
Dr. Evans. 

11. Committee on Ttm^perance and Delegation to Dominion 
Alliance — Revs. J. R. Black, J. P. Gerrie, T. Sims, J. McKillican, 
and Messrs. H. O'Hara, Geo. Scott, Harry Thompson and James 

12. Committee on Closer Fellowship with Churches of United 
States — Revs. H. Pedley, John Morton, E. C. Evans, A. F. Mc- 
Gregor, and Messrs. H. O'Hara and J. R. Dougall. 

13. Com^TTiittee on Ordination — Revs. Dr. Sims, Prof. War- 
riner, W. H. Watson, J. T. Daley, J. R. Black, and Messrs. J. R. 
Dougall and A. Alexander. 

14. Union Committee — Revs. E. D. Silcox, J. W. Pedley, 
J. K. Uns worth, C. E. Bolton, W. H. Warriner, E. M. Hill, J. R. 
Black, A. W. Richardson, W. Johnston, T. Sims, T. B Hyde, J. 


Morton, and Messrs. A. Alexander, Geo. Skinner, S. P. Leet, Jas. 
White, Henry Yeigh, C. Gushing, R. S. Weir. J. G. Gopp, T. 
Mo )die, H. O'Hara, B. W. Robertson and R. J. McKelvey. 

15. Comtnittee of Enquiry, re Case of J, G. Madill avd W, 
H. Madill — Revs. Dr. Sims, T. B. Hyde, J. Morton, and Messrs. 
S. P. Leet and J. G. Gopp. 

16. Preacliers for next Year — Rev. T. Sims, D.D., Rev. Wm. 

The report was adopted. 

Rev. J. R. Black on behalf of the Gommittee on Prison 
Reform, presented the following report, which was adopted : — 

Your Committee appointed to confer with the " Prisoners' Aid Associa- 
tion " of Canada, has to confine its report principally to the operations of the 
Society in Ontario, because of the absence of information regarding the work in 

In Ontario the Prisoners Aid Association sent reports to the Government on 
the 14th January, and pressed on its attention the following changes : — 

1. A more efficient provision for the classification of prisoners in the Central 

2. The re-organization of the Boy*s Reformatory at Penetangnishene. 

3. The making of the Industrial School at Mimico a strictly Government 
Institution, and free to all municipalities of the Province. 

4. The appointment of a female inspector of all institutions where women 
are imprisoned. 

In addition to these recommendations, there are others first formulated by 
the Ontario Government's Commission of 1891, and adopted by the Prisoner's 
Aid Association in 1895. These are : — 

(a) The establishment of reformatories for inebriates out of the funds derived 
from license fees ; (b) That in the case of every tramp and vagrant committed to 
the common gaol, hard labor shall foim part of the sentence ; (c) That in order 
to abolish the inhuman system of committing homeless men, women and children 
to common gaols, the establishment of poor houses be made compulsory ; (d) 
That the sentences passed upon all juvenile ofienders be indeterminable ; (e) 
That the isolation system be adopted in all gaols ; (/) That all prisoners be 
made to work and earn their own living as far as practicable ; and [g) That the 
young be inculcated in industrial habits. 

None of these proposed reforms have been granted, except the enlargement 
of the Central Prison so as to comply with the suggestion for isolation of prison- 
ers. The Dominion Government is erecting a Reformatory at Alexandria for 
young men, between the ages of 17 and 30, wno have been convicted for the first 
time of a felony or serious misdemeanor, and who, in the opinion of Judges 
imposing sentence are proper cases for reformatory treatment. The location, 
however, is unsuitable. The population is small, and the town is remote from a 
large centre. Moreover, from its surroundings the dominant religious influence 
will, in all likelihood, be Roman Catholic, b^use of the presence in the village 
of an Archbishop and only one Protestant clergyman. 

Your Committee recommend : — 


1. That the Union expresses its regret that the Ontario Government has 
not given effect to the recommendations uf '* The Prisoner's Aid Association ** ; 
and that the Union memoralize the Government to this end. 

2. That the Dominion (government be requested to establish a second 
reformatory, for Protestant boys between the ages of ] 7 and 30, committed for a 
first offence ; and contiguous to a large town or city. 

3. That permission be given magistrates to apply the lash at their discre- 
tion to juvenile offenders. 

4. Recognizing the importance of the work of child-saving as contemplated 
under the '* Gibson Act " of Ontario, we urse on the Ontario Government a 
vigorous prosecution of the work, by the appointment of a capable agent in each 
district, and the formation of auxiliary societies in each municipality. 

5. That the Federal Government be requested to give increased facilities 
for voluntary religious ministrations by accredited ministers and others in the 
Dominion penitentiaries and prisons. 

The communications from the churches re " Amalgamation 
Scheme," were then read by the Secretary. 

It was then moved by Mr. Chas. Gushing, seconded by Rev. 
Wm. F. Clarke :— 

That the reports from the various societies, churches and associations, now 
presented or which may be presented, re Mr. Leet's motion be received ; and that 
the thanks of this Union be extended to the various bodies for their courtesy in 
complying with our request. That our chairman-elect and Secretary be named 
a committee of this Union to meet with the Committee of other societies in refer- 
ence to this matter. That Mr. Leet's motion, and copies of all the proceedings 
of the Union thereon, together with all reports received from societies, churches 
and associations or other documents or information in the possession of the 
Union, be transmitted to the said Committee for their information. 

The motion was carried, and the meeting adjourned. 

MoNDA^Y Afternoon. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. J. Wood. 

The report of the S. S. Committee was then read, and 
special attention called to the following recommendations : 

1. That the church should take the Sunday School under its special 
care, providing for the maintenance of the same out of the same funds as it 
provides for the other church ordinances. That the collections in the Sun- 
day Schools should be taken up upon the same general basis as those of the 
charch, namely, a portion for the regular support of the church and Sunday 
School, and certain other collections for the missionary and other enter- 
prises of the denomination, special reference to be given to the latter : for 
while we think it is important that the children should early be taught to 
feel that they are helping to maintain the church and its institutions at 
home, we think special reference should be given to the missionary enter- 
pnaes of the church. 


2. That the church, as such, should take greater interest in the vrork 
of the Sunday School, in the way of better equipments, and the institution 
of teacher's meetings, normal and training classes, teachers' libraries, etc., 
and that the pastors, officers of the church, and teachers should take more 
interest in the work carried on by the Provincial, county and local Sunday 
School associations. 

3. That we think it worthy of earnest consideration whether a 
catechism or manual should not be prepared, setting forth certain informa- 
tion about the Bible, its history and purpose, the doctrines which Congre- 
gationalists hold, church history and the special principles which we are 
wont to call Congregational. 

4. We notice that in Scottish churches there is a Standing Committee, 
entitled '*^ Committee on Welfare of Touth." We think it would be well 
that such a committee should be organized in our Union, which would lake 
into consideration all questions relating to our youth, such as Sunday 
School work. Christian Endeavor work, and other societies and organizar 
tions which might be of interest or benefit to the youth. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

On mofcion the report was adopted, and the appointing of a 
committee referred to the Nomination Committee. 

A Christian Endeavor conference was held. Rev. A. F. 
McGregor presided, and read an interesting report. 

Mr. R. S. Weir read a paper in which was set forth the 
purpose and work of the Young People's Guild of Zion Church, 

Rev. Frank S. Fitch, D.D., was then introduced, and gave 
an address on " The Child Prophet." 

The citatistical report was read and adopted. After prayer 
by Drs. Evans and Sims, the meeting adjourned. 

Monday Evening. 

After devotional exercises, conducted by the Chairman, 
Rev. E. M. Hill delivered a steroptican lecture on " Congrega- 
tional Shrines." 

Rev. J. R. Black, on behalf of the Business Committee, 
recommended that the cordial thanks of the Union be con- 
veyed to 

1. Rev. Edward Hawes, D.D., Rev. Smith Baker, D.D., and Rev. 
F. S. Fitch, D.D., delegates from the Triennial Council of the U. S., and 
the Rev. J. W. Cox, delegate from the Congregational Union of N. S. and 
N. B., for their presence and much-appreciated words of counsel, exhorta- 
tion and brotherly kindness, addressed to the Union. 


2. To Zion and slater choiches, for their large hospitality toward the 
members of the Union* 

3. To Rev. Wm. Johnston, for his admirable sermon to the Union, 
preaclied in Zion Church on Sabbath morning. 

4. To the Chairman, for his wisdom and patience in presiding over 
the deliberations of the Union. 

5. To the railway and steamboat companies, for transportation facili- 
ties and reduced rates granted to delegates. 

6. To the choir of Zion Church, for their services in conducting our 

7. To the ladies of Montreal churches, for their excellent luncheons 
and tea provided. 

8. To the press of Montreal, for reports of proceedings of the Union ; 
and to the Star and WUneu^ tor copies of these journals supplied to the 

9. To Miv Leslie, for her very aooeptable work as stenographer and 

10. To the Bell Telephone Company, for the use of one of their 

11. To all others who in so many ways have contributed to the com- 
fort of the del^^ates, and the success of the meeting. 

The report was adopted, and Rev. Prof. Warriner briefly 

On motion by the Secretary, the minates were taken ** as 
read," and adopted. 

The Union then adjoume J, after the benediction ; to meet 
with the First Church, Kingston, next Jane at the nsoal hour 
and data 

F. J. Day, 

A, F. Pollock, 

MimUe- Secretaries. 


Financial Statemtnt, June, 1896. 


from 1895. $ 41 <i9 

Contribatioiis from ehorches 335 16 

OAeeCaon, Friday, June 12th 13 12 

** Monday, June Idih 10 .TJ 

Sale of Modd Deed 1 CO 

$400 G» 




Postage, CopyiDg Minutes, etc ^ 5 80 

Expenses of Minutes and Delegates ^5 38 

Printing in Year Book 82 50 

Balance on hand 67 01 

$400 69 

R. W. MoLachlan, 
W. T. Gunk, 

On behalf of Finance Committee, 

J. P. Gbrrie, 



Personal, J. Wood | 1 00 

BAirie 6 00 

Bowmanvilie 5 00 

Brantford 13 00 

Burford and New Durham 6 00 

Coldsprings 4 00 

Coburg 6 00 

Cowansville 6 92 

Eaton 1 00 

Forest 8 00 

Franklin Centre 5 00 

Georgetown 5 00 

Granby 6 49 

Hamilton, First 15 00 

** Immannel 5 00 

Kincardine 4 20 

Kingrfton, First 15 00 

" Bethel 7 00 

Lanark 10 00 

London 8 00 

Montreal, Emmanuel 40 00 

«* Calvary 18 05 

Montreal, Pt. St Charles 4 25 

MaxviUe 9 00 

Middleville. ; 5 00 

Melbourne 5 00 

Ottawa , 10 00 

Toronto, Broadview 6 00 

" Bond St 15 00 

** Western 10 00 

" Northern 10 00 

Speedside 5 00 

Stouflfville 2 00 

Sherbrooke 10 00 

South Stanstead 5 00 

Scotland 3 25 

St. Catharines 5 00 

St Andrews 4 50 

Waterville 5 50 

Winnipeg 16 00 

Woodstock 5 00 

Watford 5 00 

$335 16 



Of the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec^ for the year ending 

May 8 thy i8g^. 

Dear Brethren: 

It is a source of deep regret to me that I am unable to 
be present at the Union to present this Report, as it would 
afford an opportunity of making comment and explanation here 
and there, which may be necessary to a right understanding of 
the same. 

However, I send you herewith a report which I had con- 
siderable difficulty in preparing, owing to incomplete returns ; 
and even now I shall not attempt to give more than a general 
view of our work, and for further details shall refer you to our 
next Year Book. 

This is the first year the Sabbath School and Christian 
Endeavor statistics have been combined with those of the 
churches, which furnishes another rea.son why the brethren should 
look with leniency upon my maiden efforts in this line, should 
the report not seem up to the mark in all respects. 

I find ninety-four churches on the roll, but of these six at 
least are dead, leaving eighty-eight, from which the Secretary 
should have received returns ; but several have failed to respond 
to the request for information. 

A greater number of churches are without pastors than was 
the case a year ago ; and pastors and supplies now number about 
sixty-three. So many changes have taken place recently that 
I have been unable to secure information up to date respect- 
ing them, but it would seem that some twelve or fifteen churches 
are without settled pastors, and it is to be hoped that this con- 
dition of afiairs shall not long continue. 

There have been many changes during the year ; and 
amongst those who have gone from us to other lands, W. S. 
Pritchard, Geo. Fuller, S. L. Mitchell, and others. 

Those who have removed to other fields are : — D. C. Mcin- 
tosh, W. J. Hindley, A W. Rictardson ; R. Hopkin, Thomas Hall, 
H. E. Mason, D. S. Hamilton, J. W. Pedley, H. C. Mason, and G. 
E. Read. 



We have not been without accessions to our ranks, however* 
and welcome Dr. E. C. Evans, Rev. John Schofield, G. T. Carr, 
John D. McEwen, and besides six graduates from our own Col- 
lege, namely: — F. J. Day, Sherbrooke; M. Kelly, Listowel ; 
R G. Watt, Maxvilh; A. F. Pollock, Speedside; H. I. Horsey, 
Ottawa ; and J. C. Watt. 

Surely it should encourage us to hear so many good men 
and true coming up to " the help of the Lord against the mighty," 
and we trust they will fully compensate for the loss we have 
sustained in the removal from the country of some of our former 

Several items of interest might be mentioned, but I shall 
only refer to two or three. The completion of the superstruc- 
ture of old Zion, Montreal, is worthy of special note ; but upon 
this I need not dwell, for doubtless you are all at this moment 
admiring its beauty, and enjoying the hospitality of the genial 
pastor and people who worship there. 

London South has raised a considerable amount toward their 
building fund ; and Westmount will speak for herself during 
the meetings. Several churches report a deepened spiritual 
life, and on the whole there is cause for encouragement. 

For the sake of comparison, I have estimated that the 
churches not reporting, have at least held their own, on the 
average, in total attendance and total contributions, which may 
or may not be so. If so, the average attendance at churches and 
stations has been 16,813 ; being a slight increase over last year. 

Total under pastoral care, 25,007, a slight decrease from last 

There have been additions : — 

By Profession 470 

" Letter 183 

Total 653 

Jtemovala — By Death 79 

" Letter 212 

" Discipline 11 

" Revision 231 

" Unaccounted for... 157 690 

Net decrease 37 


Leaving a present membership of 8,633 as against 8,670 last year, 
or, a loss of about 37 in membership during the year. 

The church property remains much the same, as far as re- 
ported, debts being reduced in a few instances. 

The exact contributions are very difficult to get at, but I 
may say that the churches which have sent in returns, while 
they show a serious falling off in many cases, on the whole 
appear to have raised about the same as last year ; and the total 
increase exceeds the decrease in Quebec to the extent of $2,183, 
while in Ontario, as far as heard from, the balance is on the 
wrong side to the extent of $1,454 ; or, a net decrease in the 
contributions of about $60 ; Ontario and Quebec churches of 

As far as can be learned from the tables at present, there 
has been a decrease in contributions to all denominational objects, 
excepting Home Missions, and that designated " Other Denom- 
inational Objects " in the tables ; but the increase in the. contri- 
butions to the latter will almost equal the decrease in the former, 
and therefore the total amount raised by the Denomination will 
be much the same as last year. 

For more detailed figures I refer you to the Reports of the 
various Societies, and to the coming Year Book, which will con- 
tain all details. 


I can give you something more definite in brief ft)rm : — 

57 schools in Ontario and Quebec have returned the blanks, 
Teachers and officers 581 

Scholars on Roll 5,186 

Total 5,767 

Average attendance 4,032 

Amount raised during the year $3,386 

while 112 joined the churches from the Sabbath schools. The 
indications are, that the schools reporting are well equipped with 
efficient officers, and devoted teachers, many of whom do definite 
personal work amongst the scholars, which accounts for many 
of the additions to the Church from the schools. 



give a good account of themselves so far as heard from : — 

The number reporting in Ontario and Quebec is 47 Societies. 

Active members 1,317 

Associate *' 442 

Total 1,759 

Increase during ^he year in accounts and assets, $298 ; 
amount raised, $767, and 133 joined the Church from^the Socie- 
ties during the year. 

So that more than one-half the numbers who joined the 
Church by profession during the past year, were from the S. S. 
and C. E. 

It is worthy of note that 36 out of 47 Societies reporting, 
show an increase in memberahip ; nine remain the same, and 
only two mention a decrease, which is a very encouraging fea- 
ture of the Endeavor field. 

As I have no former list of S. S. and C. E.'s to guide me, I 
cannot tell what proportion have filled out the blanks. I sent 
blanks to all churches, and took for granted that each had a 
S. S. and C. E. ; and I submit the above, regretting that it could 
not be made more satisfactory. At the same time I trust that 
the report may not be entirely without interest. Some of the 
churches need to read again and again, the '* kindly and serious" 
advice of the former Statistical Secretary (see Year Book, 
1895-96), and until they heed his exhortation they shall have to 
bear a good portion of the blame for any incompleteness in the 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. S. Hamilton. 







June 10th, 1896. 

EFORE delivering what I suppose will have 
to be designated in the Records of the Union 
as the Chairman's address, allow me to say 
how much I appreciate the honor which has 
been conferred upon me by my brethren of 
our churches in electing me to this position. 
It came to me entirely unexpected and un- 
solicited, and I am sure undeserved. If in 
any way any have thought I have deserved 
it, it is a pleasing indication that the spirit 
ot the Master is in the hearts of my brethren ; 
that small services wrought in His name are 
remembered. This, I trust, will be an 
encouragement to others. I would also like 
to add to the words of welcome which have 
been so happily expressed by the. Pastor of 
this Church. It is, indeed, an added pleasure 
to me, to stand in Zion Church, which is honored with such 
honorable and holy memories, and, as a member of this church, 
and as Chairman of this Union, to welcome you to the annual 
gatherings of our churches here, and I do trust that the sessions 
of the Union may be very helpful to you personally, and to the 
churches and causes which you represent in your various fields 
of labor. 

While I recognize and appreciate the honor accorded me in 
electing me to preside over this Union, I think no one, who has 
not enjoyed the privilege, can quite appreciate the responsibility 
which it involves. I refer principally to the responsibility of 
preparing and delivering the Annual Address. 



My ideal of an address on such an occasion as this, is« that 
it should be addressed to the churches rather than to individuals, 
and be one which in virtue of the information given, or sugges- 
tions offered, should help the churches to do better work for the 
Master, and in the line of our particular principles. 

In trying to conform to my ideal, I found a good deal of 
difficulty in coming to a conclusion as to the channel into which 
I should direct your thoughts to-night, but finally decided to try 
and say a few words to you about one of the most blessed privi- 
leges the churches have, and to indicate some of the ways in 
which I think it can be best employed. 

Many look upon turning to Christ and the doing of work in 
His name as duties, and so we hear of the religious duties and 
obligations of churches and church members. 

Now while this statement of the position is a true one, and 
that aspect of our relation to Christ and His work is not to be 
overlooked or forgotten, there is a higher and better way of 
regarding the attitude of a man to his God and Saviour, and the 
manner of his showing his appreciation of His grace and love. 
It is that of privilege. 

When we compare human knowledge with the Omniscience 
of God, when we compare the strength of man with the Omnipo- 
tence of God, when we compare all the powers of man, taken 
together, with the Infinite God ; how impotent and ignorant do 
we appear, and we feel constrained to take up the cry of the 
King of Israel, when he said, " When I consider Thy heavens, 
the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou 
hast ordained ; what is man that Thou art mindful of him ? and 
the son of man that Thou visitest him ? " 

Then when we think that the God and Creator of all this 
wonderful universe has given us a life which shall out-live the 
heavens and the earth which we now see, that the God and 
Creator of this unlimited and inscrutable universe, so loved us, 
as to give His only Son to be incarnated in our flesh and die to 
redeem us, who had rebelled against him, and to make us kings 
and priests to Himself ; how can we help being overwhelmed 
with a sense of His grace and love, of the honor and glory 
bestowed upon us, and how can we regard anything that our 
limited knowledge or puny strength may do to please Him, as 
simply a duty ? Oh ! my brethren, what a privilege to be recog- 
nized as a child of God, to be able to say with a consciousness 
that it is true, " Our Father, who art in Heaven," bow can any- 
one help adding, " Hallowed be Thy Name/' 

chairman's address. 99 

It seems to me that anyone who shall meditate seriously 
upon God's grace and mercy must be constrained to seek oppor- 
tunities to express his appreciation of the great honor and privi- 
lege conferred upon him, rather than to wait to be asked and 
urged to do something for the Master as a fulfilment of a duty. 

Now among the ways in which a child of God may show 
his appreciation of this relationship, the most important, and 
that which really includes all others, is to seek to spread abroad 
among his brethren in the flesh the knowledge of God's good- 
ness and love, and to bring them into the fold of Christ. Christ 
declares that he came to save that which was lost, and when he 
left, His command was " To go and make disciples of all men, 
teaching them to believe all things whatsoever he has com- 

Mow the very purpose for which churches are organized, is 
to teach men these things that lie has commanded. 

The methods adopted by the churches to this end may be 
broadly divided into two : Preaching and Teaching. 

The preaching services of the churches are, for the most 
part, arranged and conducted for the benefit of adults. The 
teaching services for the children between the age of five and 
fifteen : and while I would not for a moment criticize or try to 
detract from the importance of the preaching services, I do think 
the teaching department of the church has not received that 
attention from the churches that it deserves. 

It is, of course, unquestionable that the working force of 
the churches at any particular time is largely among the adults, 
and that the efficiency of all branches of the churches' work de- 
pends upon strong and vigorous adult membership ; therefore, 
it is in the interests of all the agencies employed by the church 
for the Master, that there should be strong, energetic, intellectual 
and spiritual preaching, but if Christ's kingdom is to increase, 
and the church is to grow in power and efficiency, the teaching 
department and especially as regards the children and youth, 
must be specially looked after, and our young people prepared 
for the duties and privileges of adult Christian life. 

In this teaching department I think the churches have not 
fully appreciated their position. 

As I have just stated, the churches need strong, vigorous, 
intellectual and spiritual preaching to maintain their spiritual 
power, but in so far as preaching to adults leads to conversion 
the results are meagre compared with the work amongst the 



youth. Statistics compiled in the United States show that 85% 
of the additions to the churches come from the membership of 
the Sunday School. 

Now of course that cannot all be credited to the Sunday 
School as apart from the church, but it shows the class from 
which recruits for the kingdom are secured. 

If a man in business found that a large portion of his profits 
was derived from one department, would he not exercise himself 
specially to develop that section and to maintain its efficiency ; 
but what do we see the churches doing in relation to its work ? 

If we look at the money expended in the building of suita- 
ble edifices and the furnishing of them, we find that three-fourths, 
if not more, of the expense is made in connection with the 
preaching services and for the benefit of aflults. When we look 
at the education of the religious teachers, we find the same great 

Now, when it is so universally admitted, that the impres- 
sions of youth are more lasting, that the minds and hearts of 
children are more susceptible to holy influences, should not more 
effi>rt be made during this period of life ? It has been well stated 
by Mr. Gladstone, that " forming " was a greater work than 
" reforming." Is it not, therefore, as important work to so guide 
a child that he may never wander from the fold as it is to 
win back one who has gone astray ? 

Some years ago during revival services in a city in one of 
the United States, many children were brought to the Master ; 
but during the same meetings the Governor of the State was 
converted. The newspapers and the community at large re- 
garded the conversion of the Governor as a most notable thing 
and much was said about it, and certainly it was an event worth 
noting and rejoicing over, but the Governor died two or three 
years after and no doubt went to be with the redeemed. Little 
notice however, was taken of the numbers of children who at 
that time found the Saviour ; but among them was one little 
fellow who is now doing a great and glorious work for the Mas- 
ter as a Foreign Missionary. We have no right to judge or make 
comparisons, but have we not some reason to believe that the 
conversion of that little fellow was at least of equal importance 
with that of the Governor ? 

Have we not also in God's Word strong reason for believing 
that our Master regards with special favor the little ones ? Has 
He not declared "That of such is the kingdom of heaven." 


" 1 hat their angels do always behold the face of mj^ Father who 
is in heaven." " That except we become as little children, we 
cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven." " That it is better 
that a man should be drowned in the depths of the sea, than 
that he should cause one of these little ones to offend." 

Then again, when God in His infinite knowledge and wis- 
dom created this world and prepared it for man, he might have 
peopled it with adults, but in His infinite wisdom he only created 
two, and the first recorded words of God to man are, " Be fruit- 
ful and multiply and replenish the earth ;" and ever since that 
time God has exercised the creative attribute through man, even 
His Son came as a little babe, the Son of Mary. What a won- 
derful privilege is this, that God takes man into partnership as 
it were, in the creation of immortal souls. 

Who can look upon a new bom babe, without having called 
forth in his heart the holiest and tenderest emotions ? Who can 
look upon such a one and think that a new eternal life has been 
ushered info existence, without a feeling of awe and reverence ? 
In that little heart and life what possibilities there may be of 
good to the world, the lives of many a humble babe has proved ; 
and on the other hand, there may be developed a character, the 
very thought of which fills us with loathing, disgust and horror. 
And when we think that as how we teach them and live before 
them may depend whether the one character or the other shall 
be developed, is not the feeling of awe and reverence turned to 
one of pain and trembling ? 

Oh ! my brethren, is there anything in the universe second 
to this duty, more important and glorious than this privilege — 
the privilege of continuing the work which Christ came to do, 
to save the souls of men from perdition ? Is it not a terribly 
humiliating fact that children should be bom in Christian homes, 
that they shall be sent to the Sunday Schools and attend the 
services of the church, and still be claimed by the powers of 
evil f That these little ones, who when ushered into this world 
are children of the kingdom, who have been redeemed by the 
blood of Christ, shall ever be let stray from the fold, shall have 
ever been for one moment estranged from God ! 

I am very glad to say that much has been done, and that at 
no time in the history of the church has more real interest been 
taken in this question than now ; but we need to do more ; and 
I venture to make some suggestions here, as to the directions in 
which I think more may be done. 


First of all, I do think ihe pastors of our churches should 
make this subject more often the theme of their public discourses ; 
that the children should be oftener got together by themselves 
and addressed by the pastors. That in our Sunday Schools, 
they should receive more attention from the church, especially 
the primary and the senior departments. That our Sunday 
School rooms should be as well furnished and equipped, as light 
and airy, and as cheerful, as the church ; that there should not 
be two purses, one for the church and one for the Sunday School. 
That, notwithstanding the opinion of my friend who wrote to 
the CongregatioTialist some time ago, I believe the Sunday 
School ought to be a department of the church, directly under 
its control ; and that the church should feel that it was as much 
responsible for its maintenance and eiflSciency as for the minis- 
trations of the pulpit, and the services for the adults. That in 
the training of our ministers special attention should be given 
to fit them for the teaching department ; and it should be con- 
sidered as important to train them in the art of teaching, as in 
the principles of preaching ; that they should be turned out of 
college as competent to take charge of a Normal Class in the in- 
struction of teachers and elder scholars, as to fill a pulpit accep- 
tably. That as much care should be taken to educate and train 
teachers for the Sunday School, as for the day school. 

I know that in order to carry out all that I have suggested, 
means a good deal of time and money, and some change of 
methods ; but I believe it has got to be done, before we can fulfil 
our obligations and responsibilities ; and will be done when 
Christian people rightly appreciate this neglected privilege. 

At whichever of the operations of the church we may look, 
when we consider the work to be done and how it is to be done, 
I think we shall come to the conclusion, that relatively the 
church must pay a great deal more attention to the education 
of the youth than it has done in the past ; and this may be done, 
as I have said before, not by neglecting anything that is now 
being done in the way of making the preaching strong and 
effectual, but more in the way of strengthening the teaching 

It seems to me that this is the only solution of the burning 
question of Church and State Schools, which is being fought out 
now in this country, in England, and in other countries. The 
church has got to take hold of the matter, and attend to the 
religious training of the youth, entirely apart from the State. 

chairman's address. 103 

Arrangements may be made, possibly, to have the secular and 
religious teaching done in the same buildings; and possibly, 
different portions of the same day, or different days in the week, 
may be set apart for one or the other ; and sometimes, perhaps, 
the same teacher may take charge of both. These are questions 
of detail and arrangement ; but to do it as it is being attempted 
to be done now, will, I believe, always result in more or less 

The Roman Catholic idea and practice is the only one 
which can be worked satisfactorily ; that is to say, that each 
denomination should look after the education of its own children, 
by teachers who are competent to teach their particular religious 
beliefs as well as general education ; but as that to my mind it 
is absolutely impossible to be done satisfactorily in mixed com- 
munities, the only solution is to have the education of the State, 
and of the Church, entirely divorced. I do not wish to be mis- 
understood here, as that statement might be understood to mean 
by some " to kick the Bible out of school." It would not in- 
volve that at all. In so far as the Bible is a book of history, 
either of nations or of men, in so far as it is a revelation of crea- 
tion, in so far as it contains a code of moral laws, I can see no 
reason why it should not be made a text book in the schools of 
all denominations of Christians ; but when we come to its spiri- 
tual and religious teachings, the relations between God and man, 
of sin and its punishment, of righteousness and its rewards, of 
the church of Christ and its history, then the church should 
have entire charge of the teaching of its own children ; and only 
those who are qualified to deal with these things should be em- 
ployed to teach. For my part I would not have a prayer read 
by a teacher who could not enter into its spirit. 

The question may be asked here, " If it is not done in the 
Public Schools to some extent, how can it be done ? as the Sun- 
day Schools in their limited time cannot accomplish this work?'' 
I admit this at once, and it is just because it seems to me that 
the church thinks it is doing it somewhat now through the 
Public Schools, that I raise this protest here ; for I am firmly 
convinced that the religious teaching which is being attempted 
through our Public Schools is of very little use indeed, and it is 
of worse than no use if the church is relying to any extent upon 
it, and not exerting itself in other directions. It is not only the 
duty but the privilege of every church to provide for the reli- 
gious teaching of the children of its own members and adherents. 


This is, of course, being partially done by our present system of 
Sunday Schools ; but I am sorry to say very inadequately and 

As has been said, not much can be done in the hour, or hour 
and a half once a week given to the Sunday School ; but a good 
deal more might be done than is being done at present, if 
teachers were better trained, and better rooms and equipments 
were furnished. Pastors, church officers and parents, should 
take special pains to attend every Sunday School Convention 
and Institute within their reach, and try in every way to in- 
crease and improve their knowledge and appliances. The 
churches should also take advantage of the Society of Christian 
Endeavor, and other societies of young people, to impart know- 
ledge of their own church history, and church history in general, 
and what is being done in the religious world and in the Mis- 
sionary field. Normal Schools should be arranged for the train- 
ing of teachers for the Sunday School, and for these other de- 
partments. Another department in which I think our churches 
should take more interest, is that of providing good religious 
literature. I do think we ought to have a manual or catechism 
for our Sunday Schools and Young People's Societies, setting 
forth in concise form those religious and spiritual truths which 
we hold. Good libraries should be provided in our Sunday 
Schools and Young People's Societies. We ought to have a first 
class denominational paper coming into our homes every week, 
which should keep us posted, not only upon our local affairs, but 
upon the affairs of our denomination the wide world over, and 
be a leader in religious thought. Our Publishing Company is 
doing the best it can ; but we want a better paper, and we can 
only get it by the churches taking the matter up and realizing 
that it is of vital importance to have the right kind of a denomi- 
national paper. If our churches would give an average of ten 
dollars a year to this department, you would be surprised at the 

Then if our distinctive principles and history are of any 
special importance, (and I am sure we all believe they are,) our 
people, old as well as young, need to be taught them. Whether 
they should be oftener proclaimed from the pulpit or not, I am 
not quite sure, but that they should be more often proclaimed in 
some way, I am certain. 

There should be two or three occasions in the year, at least, 
on which Congregationalism, its raison d! etre, the work of the 

chairman's address. 105 

churches, and of the noble men and women they have produced, 
should be set forth before our people. 

If the principles of our order, the history of our men and 
churches, and the place they have held, and the work they have 
accomplished, in the religious, political and intellectual life of 
the world were better known and understood, we should all be 
better men and women, as well as better Congregationalists ; and 
would be less troubled about so simple a thing as permitting the 
delegates from our churches to pa^s acts as well as resolutions. 

Our churches must be got to appreciate better the great 
privilege which is theirs as co-workers with God, in caring for 
the children of the kingdom, or else they can never grow. 

The great movements of religious energy to-day in the 
direction of Foreign Missions, Home Missions, Christian Citizen- 
ship, and the suppression of intemperance and other glaring 
evils, cannot be accomplished with only enough to take the 
places of those who are now in harness ; for now the additions 
to Christ's kingdom do not keep pace with the increase of the 
world's population. 

No one expects that the additional laborers are to be got 
from the ranks of those who are now adults. If then, they are 
to be got at all, and I believe they are, they must come from the 
children of to-day and the future. Dr. Goodell, whom Joseph 
Cook called ** the model preacher and pastor of the Mississippi 
Valley," in his volume entitled, " How to build a Church," says : 

** He who builds the church of Christ must save the children, if we save the 
children we save the world. The world is most easily and effectively saved in 
childhood. . . . Life and death are in the training of the children. The 
generation which takes the most children along with it for Christ, will do most 

to build this Kingdom, and to thin the ranks of the opposition 

Shepherds increase their flocks by carefully nursing the lamos ; so pastors must 
enlarge their folds by caring for the young. How can we bring men to Christ ? 
Bring in the boys, then you will have the *nen. . . . Seek the children early, 
seek them faithfully. The pastor's best work will be in giving direction to their 
life at the start. The pointing of the gun determines the entire course of the 
balL There is no escape from these truths.'' 

I appeal then to the churches, to make the care of your 
children and youth a special subject of thought and prayer. In 
the Sunday Schools of our churches in these two provinces, there 
must be to-day between nine and ten thousand scholars ; there 
must be three to five thousand children and youth besides, in 
connection with our congregations, who ought to be there. Of 
this large number of twelve thousand to fourteen thousand 


children and youth, directly connected with our churches, and I 
suppose it would be a large estimate to say 25% of our Sunday 
School scholars were declared Christians. 

What a field there is for work, my brethren. Do you not 
think that one in four of these who are outside the fold might 
be got to decide for the Master this year, if you laid yourselves 
out for it ? If that could be done what a glorious year our 
churches would have, and what joy there would be in heaven. 
Will we not try ? 

Let us make th^ year a Children's Year ! Shall we not 
take for our motto this year, our Lord's word to Peter, " Tend 
my Lambs " ? and whether we are more interested in the Sun- 
day School or Y.P.S.C.E., or Mission, or College, or Publishmg 
Company, let us think specially of the children and youth, and try 
and make our work tell as regards them specially. 

Let our College create a department to train its'students to 
be teachers of the word, as well as preachers. Let those who 
give to Foreign Missions, give as giving to rescue from heathen 
darkness some mother's darling, who is as sweet and dear to her 
as yours is to you ; and as innocent and pure before God. Let 
those who give to Home Missions, remember that they are giv- 
ing to bring to Christ some other mother's girl or boy, who some 
of these days will stand side by side with your children, to battle 
against evil and wrong, and bear the banner of the Cross in this 
our fair land ; nay, they may be the fathers and mothers of men 
and women who shall bear your names, and in whose hearts 
your blood shall beat. If you give to the Publishing Company, 
think that you may be sending a religious paper week by week 
into some home, where it will be the only religious reading they 

Let the churches inscribe over their doors the words of the 
Master, " Let the little children come unto me, and forbid them 
not ; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." And when they 
come in, as they surely will, let us then take them up in our 
arms, put our hands on them and bless them — the loving Jesus 
will bless them and us ! 

It is said that the crowds who went to listen to Cicero 
would go away after listening to one of his magnificent orations, 
exclaiming, " What eloquence, what beautiful diction, what 
logic ! " but that the Athenians who crowded to hear Demos- 
thenes, as soon as he finished were wont to rush from his pres- 
ence, with the cry of " Let us fight Philip !" 

chairman's address. 107 

I know that the impression that this address shall make 
upon you will not be Ciceronian, but I pray that it may be 
Demosthenian ; that with the help of the Holy Spirit we shall 
be inapired to go out and tight more vigorously against the 
enemies of our little ones. That we shall with more than 
Athenian zeal, even a Christ-like zeal, determine to save the 
children of our homes and of the world, from the power of the 
Devil and for the Kingdom of Christ, and when we have done 
that, the prayer that the Master taught us will be answered. 

I like the ring of that rallying song of the ladies of the W. 
C. T. U.— 

" It'a coining, it's oomiug, the time for which we pr»y. 
" We'll lake this world for Christ's own Kingdom, 
" Some glad day." 

and when that day does come, " a little child ahall lead them." 




To the Churches associated therein , sendeth Greeting : 

*' Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and 
of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things 
that pertain unto life and godliness, througn the knowledge of him that hath 
called us to glory and virtue." 

Dear Brethren, 

The founders of this Union of Pastors and Churches, 
contemplated addressing an occasional letter to the associated 
churches, accompanied by such information as might be deemed 
necessary. This communication is in fulfilment of that purpose. 
Let it be read in all the churches ; with such discussion as may 
seem appropriate, accompanied by earnest prayer to the One 
Master, that he will so manifest his will to us, and his presence 
among us, as to render us increasingly competent and efficient 
witnesses unto him. 

For specific information concerning the numerical and finan- 
cial condition of our churches, and the resolutions of this meet- 
ing, we refer you to the Canadian Congregational Year-Book. 
The reports on National Schools, Temperance, Lord's Day Obser- 
vance, Young People's Societies, the Ordination of Pastors, and 
Church Union, and the address of the Chairman of the Union, 
should receive particular attention. The subjects they deal with 
are of prime importance, and in them will be found a careful 
expression of our matured thought concerning the same. The 
price of the Year-Book is only Fifteen Cents, and a copy of it 
ought to be in possession of every family. 

Along with the Year-Book we also call attention to our 
church paper. The Gongregationalist It is a religious and family 
newspaper published weekly in the interest of our own denomi- 
nation. Through its columns our people may learn the current 
news of the churches, week by week, and thus keep in close fel- 
lowship with each other. It is due to the body that the circu- 
lation of both the Year-Book and Gongregationalist be largely 


The past year has been one of mingled gain and loss, calling 
on the one hand for devout thanksgiving to Almighty God, and 
on the other for serious self-examination. FiTiaTtcially, we 
are permitted to chronicle an advance. That we should be able 
to do so amid such general financial depression, has been a sur- 
prise even to our faith. The gain is slight, but all our denomi- 
national societies are out of debt, and each one has closed the 
year with a small balance on hand. For this result we thank 
God. We also thank you. " Now he that ministereth seed to 
the sower both minister breaxi for your food, and multiply your 
seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness." 

NuTnerically, we are compelled to register a decrease. 
Many have been added to our churches during the year, but 
many also have been removed, and the net result of the year s 
work is a decrease of 80 members. -This is a great sorrow to us. 
The Church's business is to win souls, and nothing can compen- 
sate for the lack of that. We trust the decline is but a tem- 
porary recession of the incoming flood. Churches whose general 
progress has been by leaps and bounds, have all had stationary 
or declining years. We must not despond. Nevertheless, even 
a temporary decrease should excite our concern, and be inter- 
preted as a call of God to more efiective preaching, more godly 
living, more prevailing prayer, and more thorough consecration 
to the work of promoting the Kingdom of God. Let us, dearly 
beloved, so interpret the significance of this year's decrease, and 
then, the temporary decline shall be the cloud before the shower, 
whose blessing will refresh all the churches, and bring us a 
hundred converts where hitherto we have had but one. 

We exhort all our Christian Endeavorers, Sunday School 
workers, deacons and pastors to read in this a special call of 
God to them. Consecrate yourselves anew, dear fellow workers, 
to the sublime task of bringing souls to Christ, and building 
them up in all the elements of Christly character ; refuse to be 
turned aside from this great aim. Let subordinate ministries 
be assigned a subordinate place, and make your effort a living 
testimony to those who are without, that you " seek not theirs 
but them." Aim for souls ! Watch for souls ! Pray for souls ! 
In winning them we win all things, as in choosing wisdom, 
Solomon secured both that and all other choice and needful 

Much time and thought have been consumed at this Annual 
Meeting in considering our method of managing the denomi- 


national societies. (1) The Canada Gongrega>tional Missionary 
Society, (2) The Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary 
Society, (3) The Canada Congregational College, (4) The Con- 
gregational Publishing Society, (5) The Congregational Provi- 
dent Fund Society, (6) The Canada Congregational Woman's 
Board of Missions, and (7) The Congregational Union, constitute 
a seven-fold cord, which is not quite *'a bond of perfectness/ 
These organizations have been formed at different periods of bur 
history, and it is thought by many among us that their relation 
to each other may now be simplified. The question has been 
referred to a joint committee representing all the societies 
involved, and the result of the committee's deliberations will 
probably be submitted next year. Important as this question 
is, it is only a part of the greater and more vital question, " How 
can we best interest the churches in our great denominational 
enterprises ? " Through these societies we have the privilege of 
co-operating in the various departments of missionary endeavor. 
No completer test of denominational loyalty can be applied than 
that which is supplied by our attitude toward these schemes of 
the churches. Some of you remember and contribute to them 
all. Some contribute to certain of them. Some among you 
forget them all. Dearly beloved, as we desire your individual 
perfection and associated eflBciency, we desire your earnest 
co-operation with us in these vitally important enterprises. 
Will you not give each of them a place on the calendar of your 
church, for an annual offering ? If, by reason of pressing obliga- 
tions at home, your offerings must be small, still make the offer- 
ing. " If there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according 
to that a man hath." The annual presentation of the claim 
will be a means of education in denominational loyalty; the 
amount contributed will tend year by year to increase ; and the 
sum aggregated by the united gifts of all the churches will 
greatly enlarge the annual income of the societies, and increase 
the efficiency and scope of their operations. 

One very important bond of fellowship among churches is 
the use of a common hymnal. The Congregational Union of 
England and Wales has recently issued a series of hymnals of 
great excellency. They comprise (1) a large and noble collec- 
tion for general worship, (2) a smaller and very attractive book 
for Mission Halls and Evangelistic services, and (3) a Sunday 
School hymnal. We commend this series of hymn books to the 
favorable notice of all our congregations. 


It would be difficult indeed to over-estimate the importance 
to you of the character of those who serve you in the gospel. 
We exhort you to exercise great care in selecting your pastors. 
You enjoy very great liberty in this particular, and it is incum- 
bent upon you to exercise it with wisdom and self-restraint. 
The conditions of modem society, the standards insisted on by 
other denominations, the Congregational traditions of the past, 
the urgency of Apostolic precept, and the highest welfare of 
your families and your own souls, render it imperative that 
those who minister to you in holy things should be men who 
know God, possees an unblemished moral record, and be men of 
cultivated minds. Qualifications of a more superficial kind are 
less likely to be neglected, but these are vital, and should receive 
most careful scrutiny. Have regard in all pastoral settlements 
to the fellowship of the churches, and by councils of representa- 
tive and neighboring churches you will be guarded from grave 

This year the Beverend and Venerable Wm. M. Barbour, 
D.D., is to retire from the Principalship of our College, after a 
long, active, honored and influential career in Pulpit and Semi- 
nary. Ten of those years have been spent in his present office. 
We congratulate him on the honorable completion of a great 
public career, and we call on all the churches to unite in earnest 
prayer to Almighty God, that He will so guide in the selection 
of Dr. Barbour's successor, as that a man may be appointed 
Principal who has understanding of the times, ability to inspire 
our students with true conceptions of the opportunities and 
responsibilities of the ministerial office, and such capacity and 
learning as will enable him to guide them wisely during the 
crucial years when they are being fitted for its occupancy. 

The Union was highly favored this year by the visit of a 
fraternal delegation from the Triennial Council of Congrega- 
tional Churches in the United States. The gentlemen selected 
and present at the Union were the Rev. Edward Hawes, D D., of 
Burlington, Vt. ; Rev. Smith Baker, D.D., of Boston, Mass. ; and 
Rev. Frank S. Fitch, D.D., of BuflFalo, N. Y. In appointing 
these brethren to visit us and convey their greetings, the 
churches of the United States gave us of their best. Their 
addresses were listened to with delight, and imparted genuine 
inspiration; and we trust that means may yet be found of 
establishing a closer bond of fellowship ahd helpful co-operation 
between ourselves and the larger and more influential body of 
Congregationalists to the south of our political boundary. 


In conclusion, we would commend to you all a careful recon- 
sideration of the distinctive features of our polity and history. 
The Congregational Church was called out into separate denomi- 
national life that it might be free to follow Christ in all things. 
Loyalty to Christ, freedom to follow the light of his truth, made 
known or to be made known, and fellowship with all others who 
are like minded, are the distinguishing features of our polity, 
and have been the landmarks of our history. These tenets will 
bear emphasising still, and the history made by the Congrega- 
tional Churches in following them is an inspiring study. It is 
to be feared that many of our people are unacquainted with 
these facts, and imfamiliar with our principles. We urge that 
more attention be given to the duty of instructing both young 
and old in the things which pertain to Congregational Church- 
life, that they may be the better able to give a reason for their 
denominational affiliation, and that they may know that they 
are bom to a rich inheritance, and are sons and daughters of 
saints, confessors and martyrs, who having " served their own 
generation by the will of God," " left us an example that we 
should follow in their steps." A church that can boast of martyrs 
like Barrow, confessors like John Robinson, theologians like 
Owen, commentators like Matthew Henry, poets like Milton, 
reformers like Cromwell, pioneers like the Pilgrim Fathers, 
missionaries like Mottat, preachers like Beecher, evangelists like 
Moody, and organizers like Father Endeavor Clarke, has surely 
in its past a pledge for the future, and material for denomina- 
tional appeals that should inspire generation after generation. 
Dear brethren in the Ministry, it is incumbent upon you to see 
that the people know these things. The book of Acts is not yet 
concluded : let our congregations be instructed in the contents of 
its more modem chapters. 

" And now, brethren, we commend you to God, and to the 
word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you 
an inheritance among them which are sanctified." 

Seth p. Leet, ^ 
J. Morton, > Committee. 
Thomas Sims, j 
Montreal, June, 1896. 



flova Scotia anb flew Brunswich. 

Officers for 1896-'97. 

REV. WM. B. FORBUSH, PilD., .... Yabmouth, N.S. 

REV. J. W. COX, B.A., 


REV. WM. J. MINCHIN, St. John, N.B. 

JAMES WOODROW, ESQ., ...... St. John, N.B. 

StaUstleal SecrcUiy* 



The Officers, with 


II S. SxK£S, 

M G. W. BALL, 


„ J. M. AUSTIN, 






.. A. N. TUPPER, 







Next Meetlns of the Union. 

At Milton, N.S., July, 1897. 




The Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Congregational 
Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick met with the church 
in Keswick Ridge, N.B., Thursday, July 2, 1896, at 2 p.m. A 
short devotional service was held, conducted by Rev. J. Wood 
of Truro. 

The Union was called to order by the Chairman, Rev. D. 
W. Purdon of Ohebogue. 

Mr. J. Ernest firadshaw, student, was appointed Minute 
Secretary, and Rev. E. C. Wall, Assistant. 

A Nominating Committee was then appointed, consisting 
of Revs. Austin, Sykes and Shipperley, who recommended the 
personnel of the following committees : — 

Business Committee — Revs. Wood, Austin, Shipperley, 
Forbush, and Capt. E. Huntley.* 

Membership — Revs. Cox and Braine, and Mr. Arch. Barker. 

Finance — Revs. Shipperley and Purdon, and Mr. J. W. 

Public Service — Revs. Sykes and Minchin, and Mr. W. 

The last session's minutes were read and confirmed. The 
sessional roll was called, and there answered to their names the 
following : — 


Revs. S. Sykes, J. Shipperley, J. W. Cox, D. W. Purdon, J. 
M. Austin, Wm. B. Forbush and A. Braine. 


Capt. E. Huntley, Economy, N.S. 

J. W. Jewett and Ira Burt, Keswick Ridge, N.B. 

Rev. E. C. W. McColl, Kingsport, N.S. 

Mr. J. E. Bradshaw, Maitland, Selmah, and Noel. 

Mr. A. Barker and Miss Ida Barker, Sheffield, N.B. 

Mr. James Woodrow and Mrs. Hevenor, St. John, N.B. 

Mr. A. N. Tupper, Truro, N.S. 

Mrs. Adelbert Jenkins, Yarmouth, N.S. 

John Roseberry, " The Lake and Bear Island," N.B. 

MINUTEa 115 


Rev. E. C. W. McColl, Kingsporfc, N.S. 
Rev. Churchill Moore, Ayer's Flatts, Que. 
Rev. Mr. Kiersted, Free Baptist, Keswick, N.B. 


Rev. Wm. J. Minchin of St. John, N.B., and 
Rev. E. C. Wall, Canning, N.S. 


The church of Scotch Lake and Bear Island was received 
into the Union. 

A letter was read from Rev. W. Williams of Milltown, N. 
B., regretting his inability to be present ; also from Rev. Jas. 
Blesedell, late of Pleasant River ; and Rev. C. Duff, at present 
supplying Brooklyn and Beach Meadows. 


Rev. J. W. Cox and Mr. James Woodrow were appointed 
a committee to investigate matters relating to the church pro- 
perty at Manchester, N.S., and report to the Standing Com- 



Revs. Cox and Wood reported having been present at the 
Ontario and Quebec Union, held in Zion church, Montreal, and 
expressed themselves as well pleased with the reception that 
had been accorded them by our Western brethren, as represen- 
tatives of this Union. They thought that there was progress 
being made. The C. C. M. S. was now a solvent corporation. 
The C. C. F. M. S. had increased its revenues 25 per cent., and 
was clear of debt. The Provident Fund was financially strong, 
and though the times were bad in the West, our churches were 
more than holding their own in Ontario, and making headway 
in Quebec. 


Thursday Evening, July 2. 

A short praise service was held, after which Rev. Mr. Sykes 
delivered an address of welcome. The Chairman, Rev. Mr. 
Purdon, then delivered his retirin^a^ address. His subject was, 
" Congregationalism in relation to the crowned rights of Jesus 

Rev. Wm. B. Forbush, Ph.D., of Yarmouth, N.S., was chosen 
Chairman, and at once entered upon the duties of his ofBce. 
After which an address was delivered by Rev. Mr. Minchin of 
St. John, N.B., upon " Congregationalism as a Spiritual Force ** ; 
and this most inspiring meeting was brought to a close by a 
hymn heartily sung, and the collection, and benediction. 

Friday, July 3. 

Devotional meeting at 0.30 a.m. The chair was taken at 
10 a.m. A spirited discussion took place upon the Gongrega- 
tionalist. The following resolution was moved by a special 
committee, appointed to draft it : — 

Besolved, — That we feel the need of a denominational periodical, and wish 
to co-operate wi^h the OongregcUionaliat in every way. We desire that a column 
be devoted to news and comments of the charches of the Maritime Provinces, 
under the charge of a local editor appointed by the Union, and in the hope that 
such arrangements shall be made, we again commend the paper to all our churches 
for their liberal patronage. — Carried, 

Rev. W. J. Minchin was appointed Local Editor of the 
Maritime Provinces. 

M. Austin spoke upon the C. C. College. 

Mr. Wood spoke upon the C. 0. Provident Fund. 

The Ladies' Missionary Society, presided over very ably by- 
Mrs. Jenkins of Yarmouth, N.S., held an enthusiastic meeting, 
at 2.80 p.m., the Union adjourning to give them the church. At 
the adjourned meeting of the Union, in the afternoon, the Sta- 
tistical Secretary read his report. 

Friday Evening. 

A stirring missionary meeting was held in the evening. 

Student Bradshaw spoke upon the Student Volunteers' 
Movement of Foreign Missions. 

Mrs. Jenkins spoke upon Home Missions, from the Mothers' 


Rev. Mr. Wall gave an interesting account of his five years' 
mission work in Little Bay, Newfoundland. 

Rev. Mr. Braine spoke upon Foreign Missions, the supreme 
duty and privilege of our churches. Mr. Cox called for renewed 
consecration to Christ. 

There was a full house, much enthusiasm, and a good col- 
lection for missions. 

Saturday, July 4. 

Saturday was the Jubilee Day. The Union was organized 
in July, 1846, and hence it was thought well to give up one day 
to memorial matters touching the fifty years of our Union's 

Rev. Mr. Shipperley led the morning prayer meeting, and 
referred in a touching manner to the facts and experiences of 
our churches during these years, and pointed out that our his- 
tory is closely connected with the churches of our denomination 
in the United States, inasmuch as the majority of our churches 
were planted by the descendants of the Pilgrims. We have a 
loving interest in the dates 1(>20, as well as 1846. 

Mr. Cox read a carefully prepared paper upon " Notes from 
the Records, with Comments." It wa'^ well received. 

Mr. Minchin read a paper prepared by Mr. Woodrow, upon 
" Reminiscences of the Union." 

Rev. Churchill Moore then, in a bright speech, conveyed the 
greetings of the Ontario and Quebec Union. 

Very encouraging reports were given from the churches, 
especially from Sheffield, St. John, and Yarmouth. 

Saturday Evening. 

An evangelistic meeting of extraordinary spiritual power 
was held, presided over by Mr. Cox. 

Sunday Morning, July 5. 

At 11 a.m. the Union sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. 
Forbush, upon "The Help of Good People," from Col. iv. 11, at 
the close of which the Lord's Supper was observed ; the pastor, 
Mr. Sykes, presiding, assisted by Revs. Shipperley and Moore. 


At 2.30 a mass meeting of the Sunday Schools in the 
vicinity was held, addressed by Revs. Forbush, Austin, Braine 
and Minchin. 

At 7.30, Rev. A. Braine preached from Luke xiv. 17, to a 
crowded house, the people coming from all the country round 

Three or four other stations were also occupied by mem- 
bers of the Union. 

Monday, July 6. 

Mr. Austin led the prayer meeting and spoke on the min- 
istry of Hope. 

The Union resumed its routine business at 10 a.m. 

Mr. Cox asked to be allowed to retire from the office of 
Secretary, on account of the uncertainty connected with his 
future course, he having resigned his pastorate in Economy. 

The Union was unwilling to allow Mr. Cox to withdraw, 
unless he was compelled to by removal from the bounds of the' 

Rev. Mr. Minchin was appointed Assistant-Secretary, so 
that the oflSce should not become vacant. 

Rev. Mr. Blesedell's Evangelistic report wss read, which 
showed a good work done and the mission nearly self-sustain- 
ing ; the churches ministered to having responded cheerfully 
with good collections. 

The Treasurer's report was then read, showing a balance 
on the right side. 

important resolutions. 

It was moved that we consider it necessary to employ a competent Evan- 
gelist to labor within the bounds of the Union, as many weeks of the present 
year as possible ; and that a committee be appointed that shall have power to 
secure such an Evangelist, and have the field and the funds in charge ; and that 
the following brethren compose such committee : Revs. Forbush, Michin and 
Wood, and Mr. C. H. Dearborn. — Carried, 

It was moved by Rev. J. W. Cox, seconded by Rev. J. M. Austin, and 
Resolved y — That whereas the Rev. Jacob Whitman is the only surviving charter- 
member of this Union, and he is now in feeble health, we tender to him our 
heartfelt sympathy and love, with the prayer that he may enjoy the blessing of 
the abiding presence of our Heavenly Father ; and that his strength may be so 
renewed that we may see his face at our Union next year. 

It was Besolvedf — That this Union endorses the action of Mr. J. Woodrow 
and Rev. S. Sykes, on behalf of the committee appointed at last Union meeting, 
in selling to the Trustees of the Zion Congregational Church in Liverpool, N.S., 
for a Burying Ground, the Gorham College property, for $200, payable in ten 
years, and bearing interest at 6 per cent. 




Resolved, — That while deeply sympathiziag with the C. C. M. S., in its 
arduous and delicate work of nnancially assisting the weak churches of our 
Dominion at large, this Union most respectfully suggests that such lump sum as 
can be equitably allotted to these Provinces, be left to be appropriated by the 
Executive representing this Union ; those members having laid before the 
General Committee the need of the fields within the bounds of the Union. 

Moved by Mr. Shipperley, seconded by Mr. Purdon. 


The resolution of last year was affirmed as follows : — That whereas the evil 
resulting from the use of alcoholic liquors is universal, and the traffic therein a 
crime against humanity, and a blot on our Christian civilization, we believe that 
legal prohibition is a practical remedy for this evil. 

Resolved J — That we urge upon our people and ministers the necessity of 
earnestly enlisting in this great cause ; and would urge them to work and speak, 
and vote, with a view to the total annihilation of the manufacture, importation, 
sale, and use of all intoxicating liquors. 

Reaolvedy — That our ministers be requested to preach at least once a year 
upon this subject. 


Resolved, — That the Union of Ontario and Quebec be approached with a 
view of the organization of a Triennial and Quadrennial Council or Convention, 
consisting of pastors and delegates from the whole Dominion. 

Moved by Mr. Austin, seconded by Mr. Wood. 


Resolved, — That this Union heartily expresses its deep sympathy for the 
Church in Liverpool, N.S., in the loss of its beautiful Zion by fire, and prays 
that He who is able to bring good out of seeming evil, may come with them into 
their new house of prayer, shortly to be opened, and make it the birthplace and 
delightful home of many in future years. 


At 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. Forbush, Superintendent of Christian 
Endeavour Union, called the meeting to order, and led a most 
interesting and instructive open Parliament upon the working 
of our C. E. Societies in our churches : The Pledge, The Consti- 
tution, and Committee Work. 

Mr. Cox, President of the Maritime C. E. Union, then gave 
his impressions of world-wide C. Endeavour, and gave a descrip- 
tion of the spiritual side of the great Convention of Boston, '95. 
Then the meeting was thrown open, and many took a part in 


the interesting exercises, Prominent among the speakers were 
Mr. Archibald Barker, Revs. David Cobum of Maine, Churchill 
Moore, J. M. Austin, John Wood and Mr. McColl. The meeting 
was brought to a close with a most solemn consecration service. 

Monday Evening, July 6. 

At 7.30, a splendid farewell meeting was held, presided over 
by Secretary Cox, the chairman having been called away by 
urgent appointments. The addresses were excellent, and the 
singing was hearty, and the people all felt at the close that they 
had enjoyed a rich feast of fat things. 

Rev. W. J. Minchin of St. John, is the preacher of the Union 
Sermon of 1 897 ; and Rev. D. W. Pur Jon, alternate. 

Rev. J. W. Cox and Rev. J. M. Austin, delegates to the C. 
E. Maritime Convention, held in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Septem- 
ber 1-3. 

Dr. Forbush, Rev. J. W. Cox, delegates to Ontario and 
Quebec Union. 

Rev. Mr, Minchin and Rev. Mr. Austin, to Maine Confer- 

" God be with you till we meet again *' was sung, and the 
Union adjourned, to meet in Milton, N S., July, 1897, the exact 
date to be fixed by the interim committee. 

J. W. Cox, Secretary. 




There are laboring in the churches at the present time, 11 
pastors, 1 ordained supply, and 1 student ; also 1 evangelist. 
Two pastors have resigned during the year, one having accepted 
a pastorate in Ontario, and one in Cape Breton. Rev. J. Blese- 
dell has accepted a call to the Church at Economy, recently 
vacated by the Rev. J. W. Cox, B.A., Pleasant River. Mr. 
Bleasdell's former charge is still without a pastor. One of our 
pastors was orJained 32 years ago, one has been in the ministry 
43 years, and another 25 years ; all the other pastors were more 
recently settled for ministerial work. None have been in their 
present stations on their last appointments for more than five 
years ; two have resumed previous pastorates ; six of the present 
pastors and supplies have received instruction in our own col- 
lege ; two at English institutions, one at Queen's College, Kings- 
ton ; one at Darmouth, N. H., and one at Bangor, Maine, U. S. 
The pastors and supplies labor in 19 stations, apart from their 
churches, and preach at 32 places on the Lord's Day, to an aver- 
age number of hearers, at all stations of 2,095 persons. 

All the churches report 3,081 persons as being under their 
pastoral care ; but the number of Congregationalists in the two 
Provinces is reported as being 3,531 ; 69 persons have Ijeen 
admitted into churches by profession, and 8 by letter. Death 
has taken away 27 ; and 20 have been dismissed to other 
churches. The membership of the churches in the Union is 
1,229, but in both Provinces, including Milltown, N. B., 1,362. 
although there is a slight decrease in membership at the end of 
the statistical year, the number of admissions at the following 
communion would more tluin compensate for our previous 

Admissions on profession last year were 97, but this year 
49 ; some reports being tardy, the exact numbers could not be 

There is a Sabbath School in every church, and in some 
cases more than one, with a total of 140 officers and teacher?^, 
and 1,052 scholars on the rolls, while the average attendance is 
807. Twelve churches have C. E. Societies with a total mem- 
bership of 428. 


We have twfiiity-one churches od our Union List besides 
tlint which flourishes at Milltown.N. B. Some of these were organ- 
iKi.'J during the laat century; Kingaport, e.g., 134 yeara a^o ; 
Sheffield, e. g., 133 ; Liverpool, e. g., 135. Chebogue has been at 
\vi;rk for 124 years. Some others are venerable, but ali of them 
are organized during the present century. We have more than 
twenty one buildings, although that at Liverpool is at present 
incomplete, rising from the ashes of its former self. These 
buildings are all but two constructed of wood, the exception 
being those at St. John and Yarmouth. They will accommodate 
4,.50y people. There seems to be some uncertainty as to the 
security by registration or insurance of several of the churches, 
but many are duly protected. About half of the churches have 
piii-aonages in connection with them. The value of our church 
edifices is supposed to be $59,100, and that of the parsonages to 
be 311,150, but the debt on them is $3,190, 

The churches have raised for local objects $9,050 ; and for 
Home and Foreign Missions and Congregational College, $811. 
S296 have been raised for other denominational objects, and $1S6 
ftii" general benevolent purposes. Altogether $10,437 have been 
ijiised by the churches during the whole yeai', or, $1,643 less than 
what was reported last year. 

Exact reports may be seen from the various Treasurers' 
yt;itements in the Year Book. 

J. Shipperiet, 

Statistical Sec. 



Minutes of Annual Meeting. 

HE NinetecDth Annual Meeting of 
this Society was held at Keswick 
Ridge, N.B., on the afternoon of 
I July 3rd, 1896. After short devo- 
I tional exercises, led by the Presi- 
dent, the following officers re- 
sponded to roll-call : — Pres., Mrs. 
Jenkins, Yarmouth ;^ei. Vice-Pref., 
8 Sykes, Keswick Ridge ; Sec, 
sIdaBarker,Sheffield. Minutes 
of last meeting were then read 
and adopted. Miss Estey, of Ke.'iwick Ridge, read an address 
of welcome, which was responded to by Mrs. Hevenor, of St. 
John. The Secretary's and Treasurer's Reports were then read 
and received. Mr. Cox, delegate from the Congregational 
Union, was then called upon, and gave us an interesting and 
encouraging address. A recitation was then given by MIhs 
Jenkins, followed by a paper on "Armenia," written by Mrs. 
McEwen, Brooklyn, and read by Miss Burpee. Addresses were 
next given by Rev. Dr. Forbush and Rev. Mr. Minchin, which 
were listened to with much pleasure. A vote of thanks was 
tendered the delegation for their kindly interest and encourag- 
ing words. 

A vote of thanks was tendered the Congregational Union 
for their kindness in having the minutes of our meeting printed 
in the Year Book. 

Miss Adeline Burpee, Mrs. Sykes and Miss Ida Barker were 
appointed a Nominating Committee. Miss Burpee, Mrs. Minchin, 
and Mrs. Bevenor, were appointed a committee to consider what 
steps are advisable with regard to Mrs. McEwen 's suggestions. 
Meeting closed by singing, " More Love to Thee," etc. 


Saturday afternoon, after short devotional exercises, the 
following officers were elected : — 

President — Mrs. Jenkins, Yarmouth, N.S. 

First Vice-President — Mrs. Nathan Tupper, Milton, N.S. 

Second Vice-President — Mrs. H. Wathen, Brooklyn, N.S. 

Third Vice-President — Mrs. Sykes, Keswick Ridge, N.B. 

Treasurer — Mrs. C. H. Dearborn, St. John, N.B. 

Secretary — Miss Ida Barker, Sheffield, N.B. 

Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. S. W, Burns, Shelburne, 


Miss Adeline Burpee, Convenor of the Committee of 
Arrangements, reported a paper received, and the following 
suggestions made by that Committee were adopted : — 

1. That in case the General Officers ar3 absent, the local 
Society take the Annual Meeting in charge. 

2. That the next meeting of the Women's H. M. S. be 
2.30 p.m. on the day appointed by Union for missionary meetings. 

That we have an " order of business." 
The report was received. 

The Committee appointed so consider what steps are advis- 
able to take in regard to Mrs. McEwen's suggestions, recom- 
mended, " That we write to the A. B. C. F. M. for advice," which 
recommendation was adopted. Miss Burpee's offer to write was 
accepted. Mrs. Minchin and Mrs. Nathan Tupper were elected 
delegates to the Woman's Board of Missions. 

On motion, 

Resolved f — That each auxiliary shall send one delegate to the Annual Meet- 
ing ; the expense to be met by special effort in the form of a collection or social, 
to be held one month previous to meeting. 

On motion. 

Resolved, — That Mrs. Hutchinson and Miss Burpee be a Committee of 

The minutes were then read and received, after which the 
meeting adjourned to meet again the same time and place as 
the meeting of Union of N.S. and N.B. 

Ida Barker, 


women's missionary society. 125 


RECEIPTS FOR c. c. H. M. s. (Home Missionary Society.) 

Chebogue (Busy Bees), N.S .....$ 6 00 

Chebogne (W. M. S.), N.S 10 00 

Economy (W. M. S.), N.S 10 00 

Keswick Ridge, N.B. (Scotch Settlement gave $2.20 ; Scotch Lake gave 

$3.70 23 00 

Milton (W. M. S.), N.S 4 00 

Pleasant River (W. M. S.), N.S 4 00 

St. John ( W. M. S.), N.B. ($10 of which was for the debt fund) 31 00 

Truro (W. M. S.), N.S 14 00 

Yarmouth (VV. M. S.), N.S., for the debt fund 13 50 

Kingsport, sent direct 12 00 

Sheffield, sent direct (of which $10.72 was for the debt fund) 33 75 

Yarmouth (sent too late for the C. C. M. S. accounts) 48 00 

$ 209 25 

E>eported by the Treasurer last year, but too late for the C. C. M. S. 
accoiints, but reported by them this year : Beach Meadows, $5 ; Milton, $5 ; 
St. John, $10. 

The Treasurer received a receipted bill, $6, for printed report in Year 
Book. Thanks are due the Union for their kindness. 

RECEIPTS FOR c. c. F. M. s. (Foreign Missionary Society). 

Chebogue (Busy Bees), N. S. , for Mr. Curriers mission $ 10 00 

" 25 tracts 50 

Economy, N.S 4 00 

Liverpool, N.S., for Miss Melville's expenses 7 00 

Millon, N.S. ($10 of which the Y.P.C.E. sent for Mr. Currie's building- 
fund ; $10 was sent by the W. M. S. for Mr. Currie's work 20 00 

St. John, N.B. ($10 was sent by the Sunday School; $10 by the Pri- 
mary class ; both for Mr. Currie's school 20 00 

Yarmouth, N. S. , for support of native teacher in Madura, India 40 00 

Brooklyn, N.S., sent direct ($10 from the Sunday School ; $10 from the 

W. M. S. ; both for Cisamba building-fund 20 00 

$121 50 

Louisa C. Dearborn, 


The Congregational College of Canada. 

OF.FIOBILS FORi 1896-97- 


J. R. DOUG ALL, Esq., M.A. 


THOMAS MOODIE, Esq., 30 St. John St., Montreal. 


The Rev. W. H. WARRINER. M.A., B.D., 7 Shuter St., Montreal. 


(In the order of their appointment.) 

Mk. J. SMITH. 


Rev. J. WOOD. 

Mr. S. H. C. miner. 


Rev. J. T. DALEY, B.A. 

Mr. C. GURD. 

Mr. R. S. WEIR, B.C.L. 


Rev. W. M. BARBOUR, D.D. 

Rev. E. M. HILL, M.A. 


Prop. B. J. 


Mr. C. R. black. 

Rev. E. D. SILCOX. 

Rev. a. F. McGREGOR, B.A. 






Rev. J. P. GERRIE, B.A. 

Mr. J. C. COPP. 

Mr. W. D. LIGHTHALL, M. A., B.C. L. 


FacvUy of Theology, 

Rev. W. M. BARBOUR, D.D. 
Rev. W. H. WARRINER, M.A., B.D. 

Rev. E. M. HILL, M.A., 


The Rev. WM. M. BARBOUR, D.D. 


The Rev. Dr. BARBOUR. 

Syatematie Theology and HomUetics. 

The Rev. W. H. WARRINER, M.A,, B.D. 
Biblical Literature and Exegesis. 


The Rev. E. M. HILL, M.A. 







The attention of friends of the College is respectfully in- 
vited to the following statement of the methods whereby they 
may render assistance to the College in the prosecution of its 
work : — 

(1) By contributing towards the annual current expenses of the College. 

(2) By contributing towards the General Endowment Fund. 

(3) By the endowing in full, or contributing toward the endowment of any 
particular Chair, or 

(4) Lectureship. 

(5) By the founding of Scholarships or Exhibitions. 

(6) By the donation of books for the Library. 

(7) By furnishing requisites for the College building. 


I give and bequeath to the Treasurer, for the time being, of 
the Congregational College of Canada, a body corporate by Act 
of Parliament of the Province of Canada, A.D., 1864, the sum of 
e ^[either without designa- 
tion, or " to be added to the Endovmient Fund of said College,*'] 
out of my estate, without -any charsje or deduction whatever, to 
be paid with all convenient speed after my decease ; and I direct 
that the receipt for the said sum of the Treasurer for the time 
being of the said College shall be a sufficient and valid discharge 
of said legacy. 




L. The Corporation ia called "The Conureuaiional Colleoe of 


3. Ita object ia to educate miniaterH for the Gongregatiunal Churches oF 
<.'»nada and the other Pruviucee of British North America, and for Foreign 
Miasionary services, 

3. Contributors of two dollars annually to the funds of the College sre 
inembera of the Corporation. A contributor in arrears one year, shall not 
hti qualified to vote at the meetings of the Corporation, or to exercise his 
iither rights of membership. The Treasurer's subscription lists shall be 
taken as evidence of contribution. 

4. Churches contributing for the previous year to the current eipenie 
fund of the College, the sum of ten dollars or upwards, maj be represented 
at the meeting of the Corporation bj one delegate for each church ; those 
contributing twentj-five dollars, or upwards, for the previous year, by two 
dtilegates ; and those contributing fifty dollars, or upwards for the previous 
year, by three delegates. 

5. All who contribute, or may have contributed at any one time, the 
Bum of two hundred dollars, or upwards, not including annual subBcriptions, 
to any one or more of the objects set forth on page four,* or to any other 
speciU object or objects, shall be life members of the Corporation. 

6. A regular meeting of the Corporation is held annually, for the recep- 
tion of the report of the Directors, the election of a, new Board, according 
to provision Hereinafter named, and the transaction of other necessary 

7. The annual meeting ia held at the same time and place as that of 
Lho Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec. 

8. Special meetings of the Corporation may be held for the transaction 
iif sjiecial business, at the call of the Board of Directors, or on a requisition 
l.o that efiect to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, signed by at lesst 
twenty members of the Corporation ; provided always that no sUch special 
inuetings be held without one month's public notice thereof in an accredited 
nuwspaper in Toronto and Montreal, and also in the Canadian IndepefidentA 


1. The Board of Directors is elected from members of the Corporation, 
iiid consists of a Chairman, Treasurer, one or more Secretaries, and twenty- 
rive members, two of whom may be nominated by the Alumni Assooiation. 
Five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. 

tKow the CansregalioaaliM aitd Canadian iTUieptadtra, 


2. Five members of the Board shall retire annually, in rotation, but 
shall be eligible for re-election. 

3. The powers and duties of the Board are : 

(1) The management of the finances of the College^ (2) The appoint- 
ment and removal of officers of the College, subject to the revision of the 
Corporation. (3) The general oversight and management of the afOsiirs of 
the College. (4) The framing of by-laws for the domestic economy of the 
College and the conduct and discipline of students, and (5) the presentation 
of an annual report of the general condition of the College to the Corpora- 
tion at the next regular meeting. 

4. Any member of the Board absent from its meetings for a year shall 
be held ipso facto to have vacated his seat, but may be re-appointed or 
re-elected thereto. 

5. The proceedings of the Board are subject to, and regulated by, by- 
laws, which may be enacted, amended, or repealed, after due notice thereof, 
at any annual regular meeting of the Corporation. 

6. Vacancies in the Board, whether occurring by death, or resignation, 
or otherwise, may be filled by the Board as soon after their occurrence as it 
may see fit. 



1. The officers of the College shall be a Principal, and such other Pro- 
fessors and Lecturers as may be associated with him from time to time, of 
whom the Principal and Professors shall be members of a Congregational 

2. The officers of the College shall receive their appointment from the 
Board of Directors, as before provided ; and in case of resignation or 
removal from office, except for cause, three months' notice thereof shall be 
required ; provided always, that no appointment or removal shall be valid, 
unless made at a meeting of the Board specially called for that purpose, at 
which not less than a majority of the Board must be present. 

3. The duties and salaries of the officers of the College shall be deter- 
mined by such regulations as the Board of Directors may, from time to time, 
ordain in that behalf. 

4. The Principal and Professors, with such clerical members of the 
Board as from time to time may be appointed by it, constitute the Faculty 
of Theology, and as such are entrusted with the educational work of the 
College, subject to the sanction and control of the Board of Directors. 

5. In cases of discipline, the Faculty may admonish or reprimand a 
student, or prohibit his attendance on the classes, preliminary to reporting 
him to the Board to be further dealt with. 

6. Meetings of the Faculty shall be held monthly during the session, 
and the Faculty are required to make regular reports of their proceedings 
to the Board. 

7. The Principal of the College shall be ex-officio chairman of the 
Faculty, and one of its members shall be appointed annually by the Board 
to act as secretary of the Faculty. 




1. Everj caadidate for admiasion into the College mtut pceaent bo the 

DirectOTB the testimony of the church of which he is a member, respecting 
his piety and auitahleneBB to the work of the minUtry, together with a 
written statement of the grounds of his conviction that he ia called of God 
to that work, and of hia views of Chriatian doctrine and Church govern- 

2. Candidates for admission to the full course must be prepared to past 
the Matriculation Esamination in the MoGill UniTersity, 

3. Candidfttea who are graduates of any University, or who can satisfy 
the Board that they are otherwise possessecl of sufEcieot requirements, may 
be at once admitted to the Theological course ; also, as eiceptiooal cases, 
auch candidates may be admitted to that course as it may be expedient, in 
the judgment of the Directors, to train as preachers, without the ordinary 
literary culture. 

4. Candidates, other than University graduates, on entering shall be 
subject to a written examination in the following subjects : — 

(a) In English : — Writing from dictation ; Composition ; Grammar ; 
History of England. 

*{b} In Mithematics :— Arithmetic ; Euclid's Elements, Books I. II. 

*(c} In Classics: Elements of Greek Grammar, and translation from 
the Graek into English of a portion of one of the Gospels. 

5. They shall be required to take a full year in the University in the 
study of such subjects as the Faculty may desigQate, previous to commenc- 
ing their Theological work. 

6. Approved candidates are received on a probation of four months ; at 
the close of which, if the result of their probation be satisfactory, they are 
admitted as regular students of the College. 


1. Students are, during their Literary course, under the general super- 
vision of the Theological professors, and take subjects in the Theological 
department as the Board may direct. 

2. The Btudenta, both in Literary and Theological departments, are 
required to attend exclusively to the studies approved by the Board. 

3. Every student, on his admission to the College, ia required to sign a 
declaration of obedience and consent to the By-laws and Regulations of the 

4. Pecuniary aid, when necessarj;, may be granted to them from the 
funds, the amount in each case to be fixed by the Board at the beginning of 
the session. 


liiom (b) and (e) have renalnsd ■ deiid letter Itom tlis first. Sec. 


5. Attendance upon the classes in the College, and use of the Library 
are allowed without charge to the students. 

6. As a part of their preparation for their future work, the students, 
under the sanction of the Directors, may preach the Gospel as they have the 

7. Every student, when admitted into the College, on the expiration of 
the term of his probation, is required to procure a formal dismissal from the 
church to which he formerly belonged, and without delay, to obtain admis- 
sion into a Congregational church in Montreal. Such dismissal and admis- 
sioa must be reported by him to the Board. Furthermore, he is expected 
to be as regular as possible in his attendance upon the services, ordinances, 
and church-meetings of the church to which he belongs during his College 

8. Students are not allowed, during their College course, to enter into 
the marriage relationship without the knowledge and consent of the Board 
of Directors. 

9. Students who leave College without obtainins; the official sanction 
and discharge of the Board, are required to refund to the College the amount 
expended by it for their education. 

10. Churches who desire the services of .students with the view of per- 
manent settlement in the pastorate, or otherwise, are requested to com- 
municate with the Board through the Secretary. 



1. The full course of study extends over five sessions, and is divided 
into a Literary course of two sessions, and a Theological course of three 

2. In the Theological department, the course of study includes the 
original languages of the Scriptures, Biblical Literature, Systematic and 
Pastoral Theology, Church History, Homiletics and Exegesis of the Greek 
Testament, with such other accessory subjects as the Board of Directors 
may from time to time appoint. 

3. In the Theological course, the students are examined at the close of 
each session in all the subjects of the year. The examinations are conducted 
by examiners (among whom the Theological Professors are included) chosen 
by the Board of Directors, and by means of printed questions and written 
answers to the same. Those who pass are arranged according to their pro- 
ficiency, as 1st class, 2nd class, and 3rd class. If a student fails to pass in 
any subject he is required to undergo a supplementary examination in the 
same. The results of these sessional examinations are recorded by the 
Board, and reported to the Corporation at the annual meeting. 

4. The session of the Theological department begins in the first week 
in October, and ends the second week in April. 

5. The Professors are at liberty to hold, during the session, such class 
examinations as they deem necessary, either in manner aforesaid or orally. 


6. In the LiterftTjr course, students are required to pass HUch examioa- 
tions as may be appointed by the Faculty of Arts of the McGill University. 
The Board of Directors are required to obtain from the said Faculty of Arti 
a report of the eiaminationH of the students in the several subjects thereol. 
and also of their attendance and conduct during the session in the UniveT- 
■ity, and to present the same at the annual meeting of the Corporation. 



1. Alterations may be made in these By-laws and Regulations, or new 
ones added, by any regular meeting of the Corporation, provided that notice 
of such alterations or additions has been given at the meeting next pteced- 

COURSE OF sruDY. 183 


I. — The Full Course. 

The Full Course of Study extends over five sessions, and includes both 
the Arts Course in McGill and the Theological Course in our College, as 
described below. Candidates for admission to the Full Course must be pre- 
pared to pass the Matriculation Examination of the McGill University in 
the following subjects : 

Greek, — Xenophon, Anabasis, Book I. ; Greek Grammar. 

Latin. — Caesar, Bell. Gall., Book I. and 11. ; and Virgil, ^]neid, 
Book I. ; Latin Grammar. 

Mathematics. — ^Arithmetic, including a knowledge of the Metric system ; 
Algebra, to Quadratic Equations (inclusive)a8 in Colenso ; Euclid's Elements, 
Books I., II., in. 

Eiiglissh. — Writing from Dictation. A paper on English Grammar, in- 
diiding Analysis. A paper on the leading events of English History. Essay 
on a subject to be given at the time of the examination. 

French. — Grammar up to the beginning of Syntax. An easy transla- 
tion from French into En^^h. (Otherwise candidates must study German 
or Hebrew after entrance.) 

At September (but not at the June) examinations, an e^juivalent amount 
of other books or other authors in lAtin and Greek than those named, may 
be accepted by the examiners on application made through the Professor of 
Classics. At the June examination, candidates from Ontario may present 
au equivalent amount from the books prescribed for the Junior Matricula- 
tion examination of the Toronto University. 

For the literary and scientific subjects of this course, the students 
attend the classes of the Faculty of Arts in McGill College, according to the 
terms of affiliation with the University ; in which Faculty, this course ex- 
tends over four years, and leads to the degree of B.A. But in the third 
and fourth years. Theological students are allowed exemptions from attend- 
ance on certain classes, should they desire it. Thus, the studies of the third 
and fourth year of this course are prosecuted simultane^^/ushr in the Faculty 
of Theology and in the Faculty of Arts. The w«nrk of the fifth year is con- 
fined to the Faculty of Theok^. 

n. — ^ThE ShOBTEK OE TH£0L0C;IC4L 0>UIM£, 

The Theological Course proper begins with the third year of the Full 
Course, and extends ov^ three full sessi^^ns. It embraces the following 
subjects :— <1) Systematic Theology ; (2} Uittoncsl Theology ; C^) Pastoial 
Theology ; (i) Homiletics ; (^j) Greek Testament Y^xe^/t^oM ; (^f) Churdi 
History ; (7) KTJdfsaoem and Biblical literature, 

Stadents who enter for the Sh/^ter O^urse only, in mxf/rdsMce with 
sec. 3, clu^. 4 of the Regulations, are alsr^ re^juired to attend the following 
classes in McGiH, viz., £nglidi» Mental and Moral Philoso{/by, and Hebrew, 
aad also to paas the examinations of such classes. 

In the Arts department the ses s io n begins at tl^; middle «A '^^^eirjeBuher ; 
in the TbecJogicaL, the first week in October ; ai>d examinations are held as: 
Christmas, ai^ in the end fA the seKion in the sereral S7sVJt«tf fA the yew. 
Students mast pass these examinadons as a o/udiii^/a *A u^irAikiz.'.rv^ iLe:i 





1. Candidates for the degree of B.D. must be graduates in 
Arts of a recognized University ; provided, however, that this 
condition shall not be made to apply to former Alumni of the 
College, nor to those now (1885) passing through their course. 

2. There shall be three examinations for the Degree of B. 
D., viz. : I.— The Entrance; IL The Intermediate; and III. 
The Final Examination : arranged as to subjects and time as 
follows : 

I. Entrance Examinations, at the end of the First Year 
of the Theological Course, and in the following subjects : 

(a) Oreek — Gospel by St. Mark. 

II by St. Matthew, chaps, v. to vii. inclusive. 
(6) Hebrew — ^Geneais, chaps, i, to viii. inclusive- 
Deuteronomy, chaps, xxxii. to xxxiii. inclusive, 
(c) Apologetics — Butler's Analogy — Dale's ** The Living Christ and the Four 

(c?) Church History— "Fishet'B '* Beginnings of Christianity" (Ante Nicene 
Stanley's " Eastern Church." 
(e) Biblical Theology — Old Testament, Oehler, Part I. 

New Testament, Bernard's ** Progress of Doctrine in 
the N. T." 
(/) Introduction — New Testament, Lumby's Introduction. 

II. Intermediate Examination, at the end of the Second 
Year of the Theological Course. 

(a) Oreek — Gospel by St. John, chaps, i. to x, Inclusiue. 

Acts of the Apostles. 

(b) Hebrew — Psalms ii. , viii. , xvi., xxii., xxiv. 

Proverbs, chaps. i. to viii. inclusive. 

(c) Apologetics — Roger's ** Superhuman Origin of the Bible." 

{d) Church History — Fisher's " History of the Christian Church." 

(The Ancient and Mediaeval eras.) 
(e) Biblical Theology — Old Testament, Oehler, Part II. 

New Testament, Reuss, Vol. I. 
(/) Theology — Mozely's " Ruling Ideas in the Early Ages." 


III, Final Examination, at the end of the Third Year of 
the Theological Course. 

(a) Greek — The Epistles to the Romans and Hebrews. 

{h) Hebrew — Amos, Isaiah, chaps, i. to xiv. inclasive. 

(c) Apologetiea — Bushnell's ** Nature and the Supernatural." 

(</) Church History — Fisher's " History of the Christian Church." 

(Modem era. ) 
Fisher's ** History of the Reformation." 
(e) BibliccU Theology— Old Tsstament, Oehler, Part III. 

New Testament, Reuss, Vol. II. 
(/) Theology — Crawford on the Atonement. 
(g) Church Qovemment — Ross' Lectures on Congregationalism. 

Hatch's Bampton Lectures. 
{h) Pastoral Theology — Shedd. 

Candidates must be prepared to pass an examination on the 
matters usually included in Introduction, in respect of the fol- 
lowing books, viz.. Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, Amos, 
Mark, John, Acts, Romans, Hebrews. 

The following commentaries are recommended, viz., on Gen- 
esis, Lange ; on the Psalms, Delitzsch, Vol. I. ; on Proverbs, Zoch- 
ler (in Lange's Series) ; on Isaiah, Cheyne ; on Amos, Pusey on 
the Minor Prophets ; on Mark, Morison ; on John, Lange ; on 
Acts, Hackett ; on Romans, Beet ; on Hebrews, Westcott. 

3. The examination shall be held at the same time and 
place, annually, as the Sessional Examinations of the College, 
and the Degree shall be conferred at the public closing service 
of the College. Local examinations, however, may be held when 
in the judgment of the Faculty, it shall be deemed expedient, 
and in such manner as the Faculty may from time to time 

4 Candidates for examination, at any of the above-named 
examinations, must notify the Secretary of the Faculty of their 
intention to present themselves for examination, not later than 
January 1st; and Candidates other than students now (1885), 
or hereafter, passing through their College course, must produce 
certificates of having duly completed their course in the College. 

5. The fee for the Degree of B.D., shall be ten dollars, to 
be paid to the Secretary of the Faculty prior to the conferring 
of the Degree. 

6. The Hood of the Bachelor of Divinity shall be of black 
corded silk, lined with white silk, with a three-inch border of 
Bishop's purple. 



1, The Calvary Ckurch Silver Medal. Offered for the best 
answering in a special examination in the final examinations of 
the Theological Courses. 


Name, Whence. Date of Leaving, Where. 

1 Ludwick Kribs Eramosa 1841 . . Died. 

2 Stephen King Glan/ord ...1842. .Died. 

3 Leonard McGlashan . . . Pelham 1842 . . Died. 

4 Samuel Finton Olanford 1842 . . Presbyterian church. 

5 James Vincent Coventry ^ Eng 1842. . Salem, Mich. 

6 Edward Ebbs Oxi^lph 1843. Died. 

7 William Lumsden Peterborough 1843 . . Episcopal church. 

8 William F. Clarke Lmidon, Ont 1844...Guelph, Ont. 

9 Thomas L Hodgkin . . . Guelph 1845. . Episcopal church. 

10 Robert Robertson . . ., Montreal, Zion 1845. .Toronto, Ont. 

11 John Bowles Montreal, Zion 1845 . . Died. 

12 Norman McLeod UOrignal 1844 . . Humboldt, Iowa. 

13 W. H. Allworth Southwold 184,'> . .Lansing, Mich. 

14 Thomas Snell New York State 1846. .Died. 

15 Thomas Seawright Toronto, Zion 1847 . . 

16 Thomas Bayne Montreal, 2nd Church 1846. . 

17 George C. Wickson. . . .Montreal, Zion 1847 . . 

18 William Hay Warwick 1847 . . Scotland, Ont. 

19 Henry Lancashire . . . .Montreal, Zion 1848 . ."New York City. 

20 K. M. Fenwick Montreal, 2nd Church . 1847 . . Montreal, Que. 

21 Charles McKay Montreal, 2nd Church . 1846 . . Died. 

22 J. C. Geikie, I). D ... Moore 1848 . . Episcopal church, Eng, 

23 F. H. Marling, D.D. Toronto, Zion 1848. .New York. 

24 A. Wickson, LL.D. . . Toro7Uo, Zion 1848. .London, England. 

25 John Wood Montreal, Zion 1851 . . Truro. N.S. 

26 John McKillican Vankleek Hill 1851 . . Montreal. 

27 John Eraser Stanstead 1851 . . Died. 

28 R. K. Black St. John, N. B 1852. .Granby. 

29 George Ritchie n n 1852 . Ketchum, Idaho. 

30 Daniel Macallum St. Andrews, Que, . . . 1852 . Maxville, Ont. 



Name., Whence, Date of Leaving. Where. 

31 James Hay Warwick 1852 . . Kockport. Ont. 

82 E. A. Noble Hamilton 1862.. 

33 Enoch Barker Sheffield, N,B 1 853 . . Toronto, Ont. 

34 Archibald Burpee Sheffield, N.B 1855 . . Died. 

35 John Campbell Indian Lands 1855 . . West Arran, Ont. 

36 James Boyd Montreal, Zion 1856 . . Died. 

37 Philip Shanks Beauhamois 1856. .Died. 

38 Malcolm McKillop .... Inverness 1858 . . Died. 

39 Robert G. Baird Lanark 1857. .Died. 

40 A. McDonald Montreal, 2nd church. 1857. . 

41 Robert Hay Scotland, Ont 1860 . . Eaton, Que. 

42 George A. Rawson .... Lanark 1859 . . Veronndale, Cal. 

43 Joseph V. Bryning Scotland, Ont 1860. . 

44 John R. Kean Inverness, Que 1860 . . Presbyterian church. 

45 Robert Burchill Toronto, Zum. 1861 . . 

46 Robert Brown Caledon 1861 . .Died. 

47 John Brown Caledon 1861 . . Died. 

48 Benjamin W. Day Brantford 1861 . . Granby, Que. 

49 G. Strasenburg, M. D . . Kingston 1861 . . Lima, New York. 

50 John G. Sanderson .... Kingston 1862 . . Died. 

51 J. Malcolm Smith Scotland, Ont 1862. .St. Paul, Minn. 

52 Charles DufiF, M. A . . . Toronto, Bond St 1862 . . Parkdale, Ont. 

53 Alexander McGregor . . Manilla 1862 . . Pawtucket, R . I. 

54 Richard Lewis Samia 1862 . . Grand Haven, Mich. 

55 James Douglas Toronto, Bond St. .. . 1865 . . Presbyterian church. 

56 J. A. R. Dickson Brantford 1S65 . . n n 

57 Richard T. Thomas . . .'. Toronto, Zion 1865 . . Died. 

58 S. N. Jackson, M . D... 5romc 1866 . Barre, Vermont. 

59 E. S. Lyman, B.C.L. .Montreal, Zion 1866. 

60 J. I. Hindley, M . A . . Eramosa 1869 . . Forest, Ont. 

61 Wm. M. Peacick Lanark 1869 Died. 

62 D. McGregor. M.D Manilla 1872. Antwerp, N. Y. 

63 R. W. Wallace, B D . Markham 1872. .Newport, R. I. 

64 W. H. A. Claris /Voroe, Ont 1872. .London, Ont. 

65 D. D. Nighswander .... Stouffiklle 1872 . . Died. 

66 John Allworth, M.A. . .Paris 1873. .Ovid, Mich. 

67 Joseph Griffith Jamesville, N,Y 1873. . Copenhagen, N Y. 

68 Edwin D. Silcox Southwold 1873 . Paris, Ont. 

69 William Mcintosh. . ..Rugby 1874. .Ottawa, Ont. 

70 Jas. R. Black Montreal, Zion 1874 . . Kingston, Ont. 

71 Andrew 0. Cossar ... London, Ont 1876 . . Vermontville, Mich. 

72 John B. Silcox Frome, Ont 1876 . . Chicago. 

73 John F. Malcolm Scotland, Ont 1877 . . United States. 

74 Jacob W. Cox, B. A Comwallis, N.S 1877 . .Economy, N. S. 

75 Hugh Pedley, B. A . . .»Goldsprings, Ont .... 1877 . . Winnipeg, Man. 

76 W. H. Warriner, B.D . Toronto, Northern .... 1878 . . Montreal. 

77 A. F. McGregor, M.. A. Manilla 1878 . . Woodstock. 

78 George Willett Scotland, Ont 1878 . . California. 

79 Jas. C. Wright . .. Howick, Ont 1878 Fairhaven, Wash. 

80 A. L. McFayden, B.A.Manilla 1879. .Presbyterian church. 

81 Wm. Ewing, B. A. . . .Melbourne 1879. .Lansing, Mich. 

82 J. B. Saer, B.D St. Johns, Nfld 1880. . Cornish, Me. 

83 Charles E. Bolton .... Bolton, Ont 1881 . . Tiverton, Ont. 

S4 John McKinnon Kincardine, Ont 1881 . . Pilot Mound, Ont. 

85 Geo. Robertson, B.A. .Douglas, Ont 1882. .United States. 

86 George Skinner Melbourne, Que , 1882 . . Frome, Ont. 


7 I jeorse Fuller 

H W. H. Way 

!l A. W. RichardioD... 

A. W. Gerrie, B.A. 

1 W, r. Cimie.B.A.... 
i Ju. W. Pedley.BA 

3 George White 

4 J. K. UoHworth, B.A 

3 John O. Hart 

It Alex. McLeod 

7 Jamee McAdie 

8 John P. Gerrie, B.A. 

9 And. P. SoIandt,B.D. 

Q Frtnk Davey 

I F. W. Mwatlura, B.A. 
■• Horace CMuoDtB. A. 
;i Hilton Pedley, B.A. 

4 Wilberforce Lee 

■) Wm. J. Watt 

U Jamee M. Austin 

7 James T. Daley, B.A. 

5 I. J. SwaneoD, B.A.. 
9 Chnrohill Moore 

W. T. Gnnn, B.A.... 

1 F. W. Read, B.A,... 
■> G. H. Craik, B,A.... 
^ R. O. Roas, B.A.... 
t W. S. Pritcbard, B.A. 

5 Geo. E. Read 

S E. 0. Grisbrook 

7 John L. Brown , . 

a Geo. W. Ball 

9 D. S. HamiltoD, B.A 
a U. E. Mason 

1 George Extenoe 

2 W. P. Jaekaon 

3 F.J. Day, B.A 

i J.C. Watt, B.A 

S Harold L Horsey . . 

S R. G. Watt 

7 A. F. Pollock 

It M&tthew Kelly 

Whinee. Dale ofLutHng. 
BrooUyn, U. 8... 

TormUi, Zioit 

MaiUTeal, Oalvarg. 


Toronto, Zion 

Coldapringg, OrU 
St. Johai, Nfld- 

.London, Eng. 
. Ogdenabnrg. 

KingBton, Ont. 
. Torrington, Connectical. 

Giumba, W. C. Africa, 
. Loudon, Ont. 

. . ,_ . l,OW.... 
Margaru, N. 8 ... 

Embro, Ont 

8t. Joknt, Jifld.... 
Oara/raxa, Oat . . 
Montr&aX, Caivarj/ . , 
Brant/ord, Ont ... 

MaxvitU, Ont 

Montreal, Calvary,. 

Qdbowg, Ont 

Melbourne, Que . . . 

.Economy, N. S 

. Montreal, Oalvary .... 
. Montreal, EhnTnanvel . . 
. FranUin, Quebet 

Margaree, N. B 

. Howiek First, Ont IS 

.Boad St.. Toronto....' 

Samia, Ont 

. Wood Bay, Man.... 

.Chebogve, N. S - 

.Toronto, Northern.. . 
. Montreal, Calvary .... 

.Toronto, Olivet 

. Kingston, First 

. Stratford, Ont 

. Lanari, Ont 

.Kingeton, OtU 

. Lanark, Ont 

.Forut, Ont 

. Hamilton, On! 

.1887. -Scotland, Ont. 


..St. Andrews, Que, 
;,, Toronto, Ont. 

Odell, Illinois. 
. . Presbyterian cliurch. 
. .Marash, Turkey. 
...Vanuouver, B. C. 
. . Niigata, Japan. 
. . Toronto. 
. . United States. 
..Sheffield, N.B. 

. Burtord, Oot. 
...United States. 

.Ayer'sFlat, Que. 
. .Cowaotville, Qae. 
. .Bailunda, W. Africa. 

. .Montreal. 
..United States. 
..Rock Island, Que. 
. . United States. 
. . Franklin Centre, Que. 
. .Liverpool, N. S. 
. . Point St. Charles, Que, 
..Wingham, Ont 
..Williston, N. Dak. 
..Brigham, Que. 
..Sherbrooke, Que. 
. .Brandon, Man. 
. Ottawa, Ont. 
..Maiville, Ont. 
. Speedside, Ont. 
. . Lietowel, Ont 





Held in Zion Covgregational Church, Montreal, Quebec, June 
imh, 1896. 

Two o'clock, p m. 

1. J. R. Dougall, Esq., M.A-, was appointed Chairman. 

2. The Rev. R. K. Black led in prayer. 

3. The Rev. Geo. Ellery Read was appointed Minute Sec- 

4. The Report of the Board of Directors was read by the 
Secretary, the Rev. Prof. Warriner, after which the Treasurer, 
Mr. Thomas Moodie, presented his report and statements. 
Professor Warriner also reported concerning the work done in 
his classes, and the Rev. E. M. Hill gave a verbal report of the 
condition of the Library. Principal Barbour then presented his 
report, which included also a resignation of the Principalship, to 
take effect on the 30th of June, 1897. The Chairman stated 
that as his resignation was laid before the Board but a short 
time ago, the Board had not had sufficient time to act upon it, 
but had appointed a Committee to suggest action for this meet- 
ing ; and that this would now be read by the Secretary, as a 
part of their report. • 

Whereupon the Secretary read as follows : — 

•' The most important event to the College, during the year, 
has been the resignation of the honored Principal, who has 
guided the affairs of this institution for the last nine years, 
with such wholesouled and self-forgetful devotion." As his re- 
signation does not take effect before June 30th, 1897, the 
Board only received intimation of it a few days ago ; where- 
upon it was — 

Besolved, — That whereas the Rev. William M. Barbour, D.D., has tendered 
his resignation as Principal of the College, to take effect June 30th, 1897 ; and 
whereas he assures us that this step is taken in pursuance of a long-entertained 
purpose to retire from his present position upon his arriving at his 70th year, 
therefore be it 


L Resolved f — That we sadly bow to the exigency which conatrains him to 
contemplate the bringing to a close of his long years of efficient service in the 
training of young men for the Christian ministry, and that we regretfully recom- 
mend the acceptance of the resignation at the designated time. 

2. Resolved f — That we gratefully commend Dr. Barbour for his ^reat 
though of ulness in not bringing his labors to an abrupt termination ; and in giving 
us ample time to seek out a suitable man, upon whose shoulders may fall the ex- 
ceedingly great responsibilities which belong to the position he has held. 

3. Resolved, — That we bear unequivocal testimony to the very cordial rela- 
tions which have been always maintained between Dr. Barbour and the Board of 
Directors ; to the high esteem we put upon his worth as a man and his work as 
an instructor ; and to the warm place he occupies in the hearts of all the friends 
of the College. 

5. Moved by Mr. C. R. Black, seconded by the Rev. Hugh 
Pedley, B.A. :— 

* * That the reports and statements now presented be severally received and 
adopted ; and with the customary addenda be printed in the Year Book." 

As this motion included the acceptance of the PrincipaPs 
resignation, it was made the occasion of the expression of esteem 
and affection for Dr. Barbour, not only on the part of the mover 
and seconder, but also on the part of others, including Dr. 
Smith Baker and Dr. Hawes, delegates from the National 
(Council of the United States, Dr. Evans, the Rev. J. McKillican, 
and the Rev. W. T. Gunn, the latter being one of those who 
graduated from the college during Dr. Barbour s Principalghip. 
It was then adopted by a standing vote. 

6. Mr. J. R. McDougall was appointed Chairman, the Rev. 
Prof. Warriner, Secretary, and Mr. Thomas Moodie, Treasurer. 

7. Mr. T. B. Macaulay, Rev, J. P. Gerrie, Mr. J. C. Copp, Mr. 
W. D. Lighthall and Prof. Bernard J. Harrington were elected 
to fill the vacancies that had arisen in the Directorate. 

8. Mr. C. T. Williams and Mr. Archibald Wright were ap- 
pointed Auditors ; and the Secretary was requested to express 
to these gentlemen the thanks of the Corporation for their 

Moved by Mr. Seth P. Leet, seconded by the Rev. John 
Morton : — 

Whereas the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec passed the fol- 
lowing resolution : — 

'*That the principle as put forth in Mr. S. P. Leet's motion commends 
itself in general to our approval ; but that as details are not fully considered, 
the matter be referred to the Churches, Associations and Societies, for further 
consideration, to report next year.'' 


And whereas the Congregational Missionary Society has named a Committee 
to form part of a Joint Committee, to be appointed by the Union and any other 
of our denominational Societies, who may do so, to take into consideration the 
matter of closer union of the different departments of our denominational work ; 
said joint Committee to report next year. 

Now proceeding to accede to the request contained in said motion of the 
Union, we hereby declare that we do not now express an opinion on the merits 
of the motion submitted by Mr. Leet to the said Union, but unite with the 
Canada Congregational Missionary Society, the Union, and any other Society, 
in naming a Committee to form part of such joint Committee ; and hereby 
appoint the Chairman of our Board, our Treasurer, and Secretary, as such 

10. It was moved in amendment by Mr. C. R. Black, sec- 
onded by Mr. H. G. O'Hara :— 

That the Resolution passed by the Congregational Missionary Society be 
substituted for the original motion. , 

The amendment carried ; and the Resolution passed by the 
Congregational Missionary Society was adopted, which is as 
follows : — 

'* That this Society, while desirous of promoting by all means in its power 
closer union between the different branches of the work being done by our 
churches and societies, declares that it cannot now approve of the scheme com- 
monly desribed as the amalgamation scheme suggested by Mr. S. P. Leet, but 
resolves that a committee be now appointed to act with any other committee 
that may be formed by the Union and other societies to consider how best to 
secure more efficient co-operation." 

11. The Chairman then called a meeting of the Directors 
for Saturday afternoon next at two o'clock, to be held in the 
College Building. 

12. On motion, the minutes were taken as read, and the 
meeting adjourned. 

G. Elleuy Read, 

Minute Secretai^, 

Being th^i Fifty-seventh Session of the College. 

In presenting their Report of the College for the past year, 
your Directors would express their gratitude to Almighty God 
for the uniform health of both Students and Professors during 
the entire session ; so that there has been no breach or intermis- 
sion in the work on the part of any. 


We have, however, regretfully to report that shortly after 
the last annual meeting of this Corporation, our esteemed Chair- 
man, Dr. Cornish, whose health for some time had been far from 
robust, was taken with a very severe illness, and in a few days 
passed to his rest and reward. In his death the College loses 
one of its oldest, ablest, and most devoted friends. 

For over twenty -five years he rendered gratuitous service 
as Secretary, devoting to that office gifts of an altogether un- 
usual order of excellence. For several years he took the classes 
in Greek Exegesis. When vacancies occurred in the Principal- 
ship, he was the one to whom your Board looked to assume the 
temporary responsibility, and whether as Secretary, Chairman, 
or acting Principal, his devotion to this College was conspicuous 
in its unselfishness, integrity and wisdom. 

As soon as convenient, your Directors took steps to fill the 
vacancy in the Chairmanship, and elected to this office Mr. J. K. 
Dougall, M.A., who for some years has been an active member 
of the Board. 

Your Board congratulated itself on having in Mr. Dougall 
one who, as editor of the Montreal Witness, has long exercised a 
most potent and beneficent influence on the life and. literature of 
this Dominion ; and as a life-long Congregationalist, and one inti- 
mately associated with the government of McGill University, as 
Senior Representative Fellow in Arts, would be able to conserve 
and enlarge the best interests of this Institution. 

The opening exercises of the College were held in the As- 
sembly Hall, on Thursday, October 3rd, 1895. The address was 
given by Professor Warriner. Dr. Peterson, Principal of McGill 
University, was also present ; and in response to an address of 
welcome from your Board, as representing the oldest of the 
affiliated Colleges of McGill, and presented by Dr. Barbour, 
anticipated yet closer relations between these affiliated Colleges 
and the University. 

Applications for admission to the full course were received 
from H. G. Rice, a member of the Church in New Durham, and 
from T. A. Munroe, of the Church in Point St. Charles. 

They have both passed their probation successfully, and 
have been admitted as students of the College. 

Messrs. Lewis and Harding, students of the second year, 
asked, and received permission to withdraw from the College 
on the occasion of their return to England. 



The Sessional Roll stood as follows : — 


1. J. C. Watt Fourth Year. 

2. C. R. Ashdown Fourth Year. 

8. W. Johnson , Third Year. 

4. A. B. Ross , Second Year. 

5. H. G. Rice First Year. 

6. T. A. Munroe First Year. 


7. Frank J. Day, B.A Second and Third Year. 

8. R. G. Watt Third Year. 

9. H. 1. Horsey Third Year. 

10. Matthew Kelly Third Year. 

11. A. F. Pollock Third Year. 

12. J. A. Mair Second Year. 

13. J. L. Alexander ' Second Year. 

] 4. J. McGuire Second Year. 

15. J. E. Bradshaw Second Year. 

Your Board has at various times considered the advisabilitv 
of appointing a Lecturer to take the place of Dr. Jackson, whose 
lectures on the History and Polity of Congregationalism have 
been a feature of the Course for the last ten years; but for 
financial and other reasons, it has not seemed best to move in 
this direction. Instead of this, Dr. Barbour has given an extra 
course of sixty lectures on General Church History ; and as the 
nature and Constitution of the Church is really included in his 
course on Systematic Theology, this has been deemed sufficient, 
at least for the present. 

This additional labor has, however, been rendered possible, 
by the fact that no students were entered for the Theological 
Course of the First Year. Whether it will be possible to con- 
tinue this work under different circumstances another year, 
remains to be seen. 

The Christmas and Sessional Examinations were held as 
usual. The students as a whole acquitted themselves most cre- 
ditably in the Theological departments, but not so well as we 
could desire in the examinations of McGill. This is a matter 
that should claim the serious consideration of the incoming Board, 
as some of the students do not seem to appreciate as highly as 
they should, the work of McGill. 




Mr. J. C. Watt was succeesful in passing his final examina- 
tions, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, 

Mr. Frank J. Day, RA., and Rev. W. T. Gunn, M.A, pre- 
senteil themselves for the Tntermcdiate Examination in the 
courat; for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity ; the former for 
the whole of such Intermediate Examination, and the latter for 
a ]>oi'tion of it. Each gentleman most creditably parsed in the 
subjects for which he offered himself. 

Mr. Frank J. Day was also awarded the Calvary Silver 
Medal for a very able Essay on the " Development of Congrega- 
tionatiain in the Colonial period." 

riie following students completed their full course to the 
satisfaction of your Board, and received the certificates of the 
College to that effect, namely : Frank J. Day, B.A, J. C. Watt, 
B.A., A. F, Pollock, H. J. Horsey, Matthew Kelly, and R. G. 

These gentlemen, for the most part, either are already, or 
shortly wilfbe settled as pastors over churches in various parte 
of thy Dominion. 

Convocation was held on Thursday, April the 9th. Messrs. 
Day and Watt spoke as the lepresentatives of the graduating 
clasn ; and the Rev. Dr. Evans, pastor of Emmanuel Church, ad- 
dressed the students. 

In connection with the closing exercises a Baccalaureate 
sermon was preached in Emmanuel Church on the Sunday prev- 
ious to Convocation, by the Rev. M. H. Bucham, D.D., the 
President of the University of Vermont. His services, which 
weie much appreciated, were duly acknowleged by your Board. 

In reviewing the year as a whole, there are two or three 
other matters that seems to call for particular mention. 

We have already referred to the loss which the College has 
sustained in the death of Dr. Cornish. We have now to report 
the decease of another friend, in the person of Robert Anderson, 
Esij., who, though a member of another comraanion, for several 
years manifested his intei'ests in this school of learning, by an 
annual donation of one hundred dollars; and who gave further 
proof of his friendship liy leaving to this Corporation a legacy 
of S2,000, the interest of which (less the Provincial tax, amount- 
ing to S200), will shortly be available, according to the terms of 
the ti^stator's will, as prizes for deserving students. 

We would also mention the continued efforts of the Ladies' 
Auxiliary Committee, especially of their Convener, Mrs. Barbour, 


who, with the assistance of generous friends in the churches, 
have replenished, re-furnished, and greatly beautified the interior 
of the College building. A number of friends also presented to 
the College a portrait in oil, of the late Chairman, Dr. Cornish, 
and it now hangs in the Assembly Ball. 

We have also to repoi t that the question of the Amalgamation 
of the various Incorporated Societies with the Union of Ontario 
and Quebec, was again referred by the Secretary of the Union 
to your Board, and the following resolution was passed, namely : 

** That this Board cannot see its way to recommend the adoption of Mr. 
Leet's motion, and that the feeling of the Board is, that by a more efficient 
working of the means we now have, we should secure all the advantages, and 
avoid any of the possible dangers involved in the proposed plan." 

The report of the finances will be presented by Mr. Thomas 
Moodie, Treasurer. 

We have also to report that Mr. George Goodhue, who 
was appointed a Director at the last annual meeting declined to 
act, and your Board appointed the Rev. Einon C. Evans, D.D., 
pastor of Emmanuel Church, to take his place. 

The Directors who retire by virtue of the time limit of their 
appointment, are, Mr. T. B. MacauJay, Rev. J. P. Gerrie, Rev. T. 
Hall, and Mr. J. C. Copp. Mr. J. R. Dougall would also have 
retired in this order, had he not been chosen to the chairman- 
ship. No one has been appointed to take his place on the 
Directorate. There are, therefore, five vacancies to be filled. 

The most important event to the College during the year, 
has been the resignation of the honored Principal, who has 
guided the affairs of this Institution for the last nine years with 
such whole-souled and self-forgetful devotion. 

As his resignation does not take effect before June 30th, 
1897, the Board only received intimation of it a few days ago, 
whereupon it was resolved, that — 

Whereas the Rev. William M. Barbour, D.D., has tendered his resignation 
as Principal of the College, to take effect June viOth, 1897 ; and wherea% he as- 
sures us that this step is taken in pursuance of a long-entertained purpose to 
retire from his present position upon his arriving at his 70th year ; therefore, 
be it 

Besolved, — 1. That we sadly bow to the exigency which constrains him to 
contemplate the bringing to a close of his long years of efficient service in the 
training of young men for the Christian ministry, and that we regretfully recom- 
mend the acceptance of the resignation at the designated time. 

Resolved, 2. — That we gratefully commend Dr. Barbour for his great thought- 
fulness in not bringing his labors to an abrupt termination, and in giving us 
ample time to seek out a suitable man upon whose shoulders may fall the exceed- 
ing great responsibilities which belong to the position he has held. 



RtMivtd, 3,— That we bear unoquivoo»l teitimony to the very cordial reiv 
tionB which have been alwkyt maintained between Dr. Barbour and the Board 
oF I lirectors, to the high eitiniate which we put upon hia worth ai a man, and his 
work as an inatructor, and to the warm plaoa which he occnpiet in the heartt 
of n,]| tlie frieadi of the College, 

Beepeotfally mbmitted, 

W. Henbt Warbineb, 

Reports of Principal Barbov/r, Professor Warriner, and the 
Rev. E. M. HiU, Librarian, being an addendtmi to the Directors 
lieport for the session of 1895-96 ; 

Principal Barbour's Report. 

A College, while a power among men, and eapecially a 
Theolc^ical College while a power among the churches, has little 
influence of the loud and pretentious sort; but, of that sort, 
which, without trumpet aud drum to extol its own importance, 
like other things of the everlasting life it has an abundant 
pos.session in the fulfilling of ita ordinary mission. 

Like other good things we aee around us, colleges survive 
those with whom they have a beginning ; and, by consequence, 
they have to depend for their life and efficiency upon those 
acquainted with their history, and capable of estimating their 
value among the men and the churches that now are ; and who, 
moreover, have some care for the influences that are everlasting 
among the men, and the churches that are to be. Although 
occasionally depressing, that upon the whole, is an ennobling 
consideration touching college life, that it can only hope for 
prosperity, in proportion to its value in the eyes of those in love 
with the realities of things, as manifested in the changes wrought 
in tbose for whom the Ood of Truth became incarnate, that He 
might constrain them to imitate Himself, as consciously in the 
play of their better powers, because in the kingdom of righteous- 
uess, peace, and joy in connection with the Holy Spirit. 

Clear it is to those breaking the crust of a thought upon it, 
that the college is for the helping of those desirous of help of its 
own sort. Of little, if of any, service can it be to (hose attending 
it, who pride themselves on their ability to undermine the grounds 
of its faith ; or who set themselves to reform itn reformations ; 
to sneer at its limitations; to instruct its instructors ; to belabor 


its patrons for not giving it a greater prominence in the externals 
of the world that now is, whose only perceivable reason for all 
this is, that they, or their philosophies, may have a local habita- 
tion, a name in this world, which they seem to surmise is to be 
continued as it is, solely because they do not seem to have come 
under the sway of powers, whose reach extends to other natures 
than the barely human. 

When I came into the Principalship of this College in 1887, 
things wer3 in such a shape as constrains me to close this my 
annual statement with a reference to them, as still before you in 
the facts of history, facts you have to confront and dispose of, as 
those interested in the welfare of the Canadian Churches ; for, 
as such, you have the jwosperity of their college to examine and 
pronounce upon at this their annual gathering in a Congregational 

Fact number one, is, that in 1887, this College was making 
but little noise in the collegiate atmosphere around it, and having 
but little show of the things of this life. One popular ruling 
officer,an eloquent and accomplished gentleman, had unexpectedly 
taken his departure from the country ; his predecessor in the 
Jfrincipalship, the aged and honored Dr. Wilkes, the College's 
unfailing counsellor and friend, had shortly before, been sum- 
moned to his rest. 

The Colonial Missionary Society's action, or warning of 
intended action, may be quoted Bsfact numher two, touching the 
condition of the College financially. Nevertheless, this foretold 
withdrawal of funds, added to the recent departures of friends, 
did not discourage me. And so I listened to the one over-persuad- 
ing motive, borne unto me by tonffue and pen : — " Let no fear, let 
no self-interest, which is more lasting than fear, have any force on 
your decision. Your presence is desired, for purposes of instruc-^ 
tion, not at all for financial considerations. Come, and see to 
the service at the College, and we shall see to the canvass of the 
churches/' was, in substance the united and the personal pres- 
sure which secured my consent, to favor as best I could, instruction 
for the ministry, in this the Congregational form, which to the 
average English intellect, is a form considered as a synonym for 
a true Scriptural independence, and more than a synonym fctr 
a verification o/a genuine New Testament parity in fellowship ; 
the Congregational polity, in my judgment, embodying, at once, 
the essentials of a true equality in things ecclesiastical, and the 
substantials of a perfect equality touching things personal, in the 
every-day life of believers on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour 
of the world 


And now, in putting things, in a summary manner before 
you, as they are, it is in my way to acknowledge great thanks 
to God for His blessing on such means as have been continued 
to this seat of Christian learning. We are, I trust, thankful that 
we are not possessed of that conceit and arrogancy of mind, which 
would lift OS beyond the sphere of our own special call to bear 
witnes,s to the freedom and the independence of the personai 
believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Under our own doctnnes and 
testimonies what desire ought we at any time to manifest, to be 
free from the incidental ills and cares of a limited human life ? 
Often we say, " Why deny tpO others what we claim for our- 
selves ? " Why then should we think God is dealing in severity 
with us when we find ourselves having a share of what we see 
in others, passing through a Christian discipline ; yea, what we 
find (iilhrist hims^f had a share of, as He led the life set before Him 
as revealed to us in the Gospel ? Were we without disappoint- 
ments, failures, desertions, mistakes, treasons, and the other 
cruelties of a weak and an unbelieving life, and what is involved 
in a weak and an unbelieving life's discipline, we should find 
ilurHolves in a miraculous extradition from the experiences of 
others who have histories like our own, histories of births, 
growths, developments, changes, crises, lives many, deaths oft, 
in emerging from the humanly limited and improvable, into the 
more excellent life, the enlarged, the redeemed, the glorified. 

This College, then, to complete the purpose it seems to have 
partially completed, and in so doing, to redeem its own promises 
made to itself, calls for the completion of its Jubilee Endowment 
Fund. The churches who have acted as its patrons owe something 
to themselves in the redemption of this Fund from its uncom- 
pleted state ; something to their own nobler instincts, and the 
promises made to their own nobler selves, when, years ago, they 
were revealed to themselves by their Mother country as no longer 
in need of a suckling's support, at any rate in no longer likeli- 
hood of obtaining it. The teaching st«fF of the Faculty has still 
its unanswei-ed appeal before the friends of the College, for an 
increase in the force of Instructors. The recent partial increase 
of the domestic comforts of those inhabiting the College building, 
has been but an indieation, to those willing to look at any kind 
of a providence as an indication of a need ; and to listen to any 
sound from a grateful heart, as a note of praise for even a limited 
attention to a pressing want, has also its own suggestions to 
those open to suggestion, touching human want as possibly within 
the reach of human supply. 


The plainest of the most potent facts in this Institutions' 
life has now come into such forms as prevent any postponement 
of their consideration, or any delay in its rescue from the crisis 
now upon it. 

Somehow, the coming years wants, must somehow be met, 
by some sort of a coming year's supply ! First of all, if the 
College-building is to keep its place as a house upon the street, 
it must be promptly attended to, with fresh stone and lime to 
keep the air that in the winter is below zero, where it ought to 
be, that is outside the walls. If the College, as an intellectual 
and spiritual home, is to retain its place in the esteem of that 
people, who at no period of their life and in no state of their 
fortune, have ever made light of their pulpit, or of the culture of 
those they have called to the filling of it ; if a more stable con- 
sistency is to be, encouraged among the friends of a liberated 
Protestantism, if a more generous merging of effort and interest, 
an "amalgamation" of endeavors, if you will, " What's in a name?" 
are, to any friends of a high culture objects counted worth this 
corporation's action, now is as favorable a time as any, for some 
generous and united action to be taken in regard to them. 

Favorable is this Union's meeting for the adoption of such 
a policy as may not only redeem the College from its present 
distress, but rally into a fresh outlook for its future, its friends 
who are many, and who are more likely to multiply amid con- 
gratulations over the retention of life, and the expression of hope, 
than among the bewailments of the mourning, and the lamenta- 
tions of those whose coveted glory for this College seemed at its 
height before this century was half way through. 

Favorable is this time for some bold stroke — if some new 
one ; for some wise stroke — if some old one, with its freshness 
and power put into its fresh action over the wise ideas it may 
maintain it has always had. So may it be, if so it seem good to 
be ! And, this it becomes me to close with, — in so far as known 
to me, — the numbers of first-class students under our roof, is as 
large in these years of passing trial as at any other time in the 
history of the college. And as to the personal abilities of those 
making up these yearly averages, I believe I give but a repre- 
sentative testimony, when I say, that, the scholarship of our 
latest graduates is at the highest mark ever attained by any 
graduating class taking our diploma. Two-thirds of this last 
class took perfect marks on two years' work, — a record with no 
equal known to me in forty years of academic life. And the 


class coming next before us, being but little behind this, in either 
numbers or attainment. The present is not, as the friends of 
Christian learning can see, the time for the College to move to- 
wards any vital change because forced to do so, in extreme strait ; 
but as under an appeal for the seizure of an opportunity of both 
consolidation and advance, as within our power to act upon, for 
the still further efficiency of this institution, as the servant of 
the Congregational churches in this Union now assembled. 

And, to put mv own most impressive seal upon this matter, 
that I be neither hindrance to this coming advance, nor obstruc- 
tion to the forms it may be required to take in the coming years, 
let me here and now, Mr. Chairman, and members of the Board 
of Directors, resign my office as Principal of the College, — said 
resignation to take effect at the close of my tenth year s service, 
the 30th day of June, 1897. 

I date the change at this point, because of the claims of the 
present senior class upon me for the completion of their course 
of study ; and also with a recognition of those with some claim 
on the score of courtesy touching the completion of their exami- 
nations for degrees ; and withholding any reference to my own 
convenience, I also recognize the consideration due to the Direc- 
tors in the filling of an important office, that they be not taken 
unawares, nor have reason to think that they might have been 
more generously treated to a wider margin for action, as those 
desirous to serve well the churches of our common love. 

*' Optics keen, it takes I ween, 
To see what is not to be seen." 

And, I am not aware that any one alleges it to be visible ; yet I 
beg of you, men and brethren, to let me have my closing word 
in consonance with Butler s well-known couplet, and to say that 
if in the tendering of this resignation thus early, to make way 
for my successor and his successes, I should find myself under 
any but the most laudable of desires and endeavors ^to see this 
College, and the cause of Christian learning, served, I should 
count it anything but a step into my " three-score and ten," that 
would number me among the honored of Oberlin and Andover, 
who have helped me through my life's work, in part by show- 
ing me, in their own example, the date that is the proper end of 
it. Amen. 



As there has been no first year class in Theology, my 
usual work in Introductory Greek, and on the Criticism and 
Canon of the New Testament was not called for, and as the other 
classes had enough to do to accomplish their allotted tasks, I had 
some time to devote to the perfecting and extending of my own 
work in connection with these classes, as well as to the growing 
interests of the church of which I am pastor. 

The class of the second year maae a careful study of the 
Gospel of John, both in respect of its genuineness, integrity, 
relation to the synoptic gospels, and its general style and spirit. 
Four chapters were also read and critically examined in the Greek. 
Among the subjects specially noticed were, the relation of John's 
doctrine of the Logos to that of Philo, the relation of Jesus to 
John the Baptist, the Judean Ministry of Christ, the silence 
of the synoptists as to this ministry, the question of the two 
cleansings of the temple, and the duration of Christ's Ministry. 
Textual questions, such as " Whether we should read only begot- 
ten Son or only begotten Ood, in chapter 1 : 18 ?" The theories 
of such men as Dr. E. A. Abbott, who claims that the book is a 
production of the second century issuing from the Johannine 
school of Ephesus ; and of Wendt, who professes to find original 
Johannine logia set in a later and often contradictoiy framework, 
and the bearing on these theories of the newly discovered 
apochryphal Gospel of Peter, and Tatian's Diateasaron. 

I have described the work in John's Gospel thus fully because 
it indicates the general character of all the studies in this depart- 

Similar studies in the Epistles to the Romans and Hebrews 
were presented by the students of the third year, some three 
chapters of the former and several of the latter being read in the 

In Hebrew, the class of the 2nd year took up the question 
of the Hebrew Canon, the materials for a revision of the text, 
and the Chokma or wisdom literature in particular, its history, 
form and spirit. As an illustration of this, the Book of Proverbs 
was chosen. This was examined only in the English version. 

After Christmas a similar examination was made of the 
Psalter, its divis]{)ns, various authorship, use of divine names, 
repetitions, authority of titles, and historic development. Mes- 
sianic prophecy in general was also discassed, particularly as 


found in the Psalms. Three Messianic Psalms were read and 
examined in the Hebrew. 

In the third year, the class, in the early part of the session, 
devoted itself to the study of Amos, reading also three chapters 
in the original, and for the remainder of the session continued 
the study of the Epistle to the Hebrews. 

One hour a week was also given in the third year, to the 
consideration of the origin and constitution of the Pentateuch. 
This involves a survey of the whole religious life of Israel as 
disclosed in the historians and prophets. Of course all that can 
be done in this weekly hour, is to introduce the students to a 
serious and honest investisjation of this, which is the chief Old 
Testament question of to-day, affecting as it does, not only our 
conception of the literature of the Bible, and the religious life of 
ancient Israel, but also of the nature of Divine revelation and 
redemption throughout all time. 

I have only to add, that the devotion of the students to 
their work make the labor of the Professor a delight. 

THE librarian's REPORT. 

The Library has received, during the year, the touch of 
beauty from the Ladies' Committee. The floor was carpeted 
anew, and a fine library table put in place, surrounded by new 
chairs. Now the goddess of Literature presides with more 
dignity and grace. 

Otherwise the year has been uneventful among the books. 
The collection at the opening and closing exercises amounted to 
forty-two dollars ; which have been spent on new books and 
bindings. We need more money for books. 



This is now the fourth time that I have to present the 
Tj'easurer's Statement for our College, and the first time to 
report a balance on the right side. True, it iS not a very large 
one in view of the large deficit of last year, still it is something. 

treasurer's report. 153 

Circulars setting forth the needs of the College were mailed, 
with envelopes, to all our churches in the month of September, 
in time for the annual collection in October. 

The total amount of contributions is $2,675.23 ; an increase 
of $749.61 over last year. All the Provinces show an increase. 

The following list gives the increase by Provinces : — 

Quebec, in 1894 5. $948.61 . 1895-6, $1,329.40 increase, $380.79 
Ontario, ., 915.18 .. 1,058.53 .. 143.35 

Nova Scotia, „ 23.42 ,, 79.85 n 56.43 

N. Brunswick, ., 33.41 „ 97.45 n 64.04 

North- West, „ .... „ 100 00 ., 100.00 

The rate per head of the membership, by Provinces, is : — 

Quebec 65^ cents per member. 

Ontario 17| i? n 

Maritime 14f n »» 

North- West 19 n ff 

Rev. R. K. Black visited the churches in the Maritime Pro- 
vinces and Eastern Townships last fall, with very satisfactory 
results as to the amounts received from the churches visited ; 
but unfortunately, travelling in the Maritime Province is so 
costly, that the increased amount was swallowed up in the 
expenses. But no doubt the trip will bear fruit in the future. 
Mr. J. C. Watt, student, spent the holidays last year in visiting 
the churches in the Western District of Ontario ; the students 
of the College paying his salary, and the College his travelling 
expenses; with a result of some $300 more than the same 
churches contributed last year, — in fact, half of them contributed 
nothing. Howick, that only remitted $2.70 last year, sent 
$48.50 ; Turnberry, $3.50 last year, $29.85 this ; Frome, $5.05 
last year, $24.00 this; Erabro, $36.52 last year, $79.75 this; 
Georgetown, $31.85 last year, $67.75 this; and Listowel, Fergus, 
St. Catharines, New Durham, Speedside and Belwood, all did 
nothing last year, gave $81.00 between them this year. 

28 churches in Ontario, and 4 in Quebec, have given noth- 
ing. There have been no arrangements made for visiting the 
churches this coming year. 

While some have increased their subscriptions very much, 
others have been reduced in same proportion. 



Mr. S. H. C. Miner, a member of the Board, has contributed 
SlOO per month for five months, two instalments having been 
paid. Messrs. H. Birks & Sons also gave a donation of $100. 

On behalf of the House Committee, I have to report that 
during the year, a large part of the plumbing had to be renewed, 
at an expense of $96, $46 of which is still to pay. The Library, 
part of A.ssemblv Hall, etc, have been re-painted and tinted. 
The roof of the Principars Residence requiring such extensive 
repairs, it was thought better to put a new roof over the old 
ono, giving a much better job, and costing about $170, which is 
still to pay. 

Increased room being required for Prof. Warriner's classes, 
certain alterations were made in the Assembly Hall, which met 
the want. 

During the session 1894-95, the Auer light was introduced 
into some parts of the building, and gave such satisfaction, that 
it was put into all parts ; with the result that the consumption 
of gas was reduced from 111,800 feet in 1893-94, to 62,000 feet 
for the year just ended, with a saving in cost of $36. 

On behalf of the Trustees of the Endowment Fund, I have 
to report payments received on account of subscriptions to the 
amount of $221 ; ^100 from Mr. John Porteous, Boston, with- 
out any solicitation. There are still subscriptions amounting to 
$2,090 unsettled. I have been trying to value them, but find 
it very difficult. Over a quarter of the amount is bad, through 
the subscribers leaving the denomination or country ; and about 
another quarter will answer no letters as to what their inten- 
tions are. Last June, the Board instructed the Trustees to sell 
the 48 shares of Montreal Gas Stock, which cost when pur- 
chased $2,412.40. It was sold for 208|, realizing, after paying 
brokerage, $4,003.20, the highest price that has been reached 
since, giving a profit of $1,590.«S0 The proceeds have been 
invested in a mortgage @ 6 %, giving an increased dividend of 
$48 per annum. 

We have been advised by the lawyers of the Estate of the 
late Robert Anderson, that the College has been left $2,000 ; the 
interest of the said amount to be given to deserving students as 

1 herewith present the Financial Statement, duly audited. 

The whole respectfully submitted, 

Thomas Moodie, 

Montreal, June 1, 1896. 

treasurer's statement. 155 


Treasurers Statement for the Year Ending May Slat, 1896. 


Balance from last year $ 153 07 

Interest from Endowment Fund 2,619 88 

Free Contributions 2,675 23 

Legacy from late M. McKechnie, Esq )100 00 

Less Government Tax 10 00 

90 00 

$5,538 18 


On account of Teaching $3,551 00 

" Students 338 10 

College Building 332 44 

** Interest 456 65 

** Management 545 75 

Balance on hand 314 24 

$5,538 18 



Interest from Endowment Fund $2,619 88 

Contributions from Quebec $1,329 40 

'* Ontario 1,053 53 

*« Nova Scotia 79 85 

** New Brunswick 97 45 

" Manitoba 100 00 

** United States 10 00 

2,675 23 

Legacy from late M. McKechnie, Esq 90 00 

$5,385 11 

Teaching : 

Principal's Salary $2,000 00 

Interest on Principal's Residence 400 00 

Prof. Warriner's Salary 850 00 

McGill Fees 301 00 

$3,551 00 


Students : 

Loans f250 00 

Leaa repaid 77 50 

Proportion of House Maintenance 412 25 

Less Room Rent 246 65 

172 50 
165 60 

College Building: 

Proportion of Cost of Maintenance . $200 00 

Repairs 132 44 

338 10 

332 44 

Interest : 

On Floating Debt, $2,400.00, due Endow- 
ment Fund 1120 00 

On Floating Debt, $1,452.11, due C.P.F.S. 72 60 

On Temporary Loans 14 05 

On $4,000.00, Donations, till Donors' death 250 00 

456 65 

Expenses of Management : 

Office, Printing, Postage, Legal, etc $275 28 

Travelling 270 4; 

645 75 

Balance Cash on hand 161 17 

$5,385 11 


Examined and found correct. 

Montreal, 31st May, 1896. 


treasurer's statement. 157 



Trustees Statement for the Year Ending May 31st, 1896. 


Balance from last year ^868 21 

•* Mortgage repaid 250 00 

Subscriptions paid 221 00 

Montreal Gas Stock sold -4,003 20 

Interest on Investments 2,619 88 

17,962 29 


Paid College Treasurer $2,619 88 

** Mortgage 5,000 00 

T^lance Cash on hand , . 342 41 

$7,962 29 


Mortgages on Real Estate $28,681 60 

" Principal's Residence 8,000 00 

Gait Bonds 4,000 00 

Collingwood Bonds 3,000 00 

5 Shares Bank of Montreal, cost 2,018 50 

Loan to Congregational College 2,400 00 

Cash in Bank 342 41 

$48,442 51 
Assets, 1895 46,630 71 

Increase $1,81180 


Examined and found correct. 

(Signed) C.T.Williams, l^^t/org 
Arch. Wright, ]^'^^^or8. 

Montreal 3l8t May, 1896. 






Total $22 00 


Total I 7 65 


Total I 9 75 


Mrs. Cutmore $ 1 30 

MiBsGoold 1 00 

Mrs. Hartman 1 00 

L T. Mills 1 25 

Mrs. John Ott. 6 00 

*" J. H. Oldham 1 05 

W. H. Sbapley 2 00 

Mrs. James Thompson 4 00 

James Wilkes 4 00 

Mrs. Jas. Wilkes 2 00 

Miss A. Wilkes 1 00 

Mrs. J. 0. Wisner 4 00 

'* W. S. Wisner 1 20 

*» Wickens 1 00 

Miss Wickens 1 00 

" Woodyatt 1 00 

Henry Yeigh 5 00 

Small sums 4 70 

Bible Class 2 50 

Total 845 00 

Total f 9 00 

Total I 3 60 


Total 112 00 


The Misses Matheson $10 00 

Jas. McKenzie 300 

-1- • vv . J. axe ... 2 00 

Hugh McDonald 2 00 

John Mc Williams 2 00 

Alex. Gordon 2 00 

Robt. Adam 2 00 

Mrs. Murray ,.. l OO 

George Forbes 1 oO 

Robt. Sutherland l 00 

Donald Sutherland 1 00 

E. Cody 1 00 

Jno. Middleton .♦. 1 00 

D.Rose 100 

Donald Hossack 100 

John Hossack 1 oO 

Janet Hossack 1 00 

R. A. Duncan 1 00 

George McPherson 1 00 

W. Vannater i 00 

Mrs. Douglas loO 

** Geo. Matheson l 00 

George Gordon . 1 oO 

Smaller sums 2 50 

Total amt. paid J. C. W 41 50 

Less J. C. Watt, horse hire 1 75 

39 75 

Mrs. Matheson 15 00 

Collection 40 00 

Total $94 75 




Total for 1894-'95 $25 00 

John Caatello 6 00 

Rev. Dr. Hindley 5 00 

A. Rawlings 5 00 

R. Prout 5 00 

J. Maylor 5 00 

J. D. Livingston 5 00 

Dr. Hutton 5 00 

Misses A. E., E. H., and M. 

Livingston 5 00 

Miss F. B. Rawlings 5 00 

JohnHay 1 00 

Small sums 4 00 

Total $75 00 


Total $16 00 


Truman Silcox $ 5 00 

Mrs. (Dr.) Guest 2 00 

Leslie Horton 2 00 

G. W. Firth 1 00 

Miss Fannie Silcox 1 00 

Matthew Silcox ] 00 

Edgar Silcox 1 00 

John Silcox 1 00 

George Silcox 1 00 

W. F. Silcox 1 00 

Frank Silcox 1 00 

Charles McLean 1 00 

A.J. Silcox 1 00 

E. A. Silcox 1 00 

A. S. Styles 1 00 

A. Berdan I 00 

Mrs. Down 100 

Smaller sums 1 00 

Total $24 00 


Total $10 00 


Rev. R J. DuflF $10 00 

James Barber 15 00 

E. Finley 5 00 

H. S. Reed 1 00 

W. e. Cross 1 00 

J. R. Barber 25 00 

J. R. Anderson 10 00 

Small sums 75 

Total $67 75 


Jas. Goldie $10 00 

W.Lyon 5 00 

Geo. Y. Newton 5 00 

John Goldie 5 00 

Miss Gausby 2 00 

" R. Gausby 2 00 

*' J. Gausby 2 00 

** E. Gausby 2 00 

Mrs. Boult.... 1 00 

Mr. Skinner 1 00 

" Lyon 1 00 

** J. G. Richardson 1 00 

Miss Tatham 1 00 

*' Hodgskin 1 00 

Small sums 2 50 

Sundries .- 3 55 

Total $45 05 


Total $52 00 


Mrs. Chas. Walker $ 2 00 

P. Erskine 1 00 

Miss Pargeter 1 00 

Mrs. Watson 1 00 

Miss Watson 1 00 

" Mary Watson 1 00 

Mrs. Cartmell 50 

Small sums 2 50 

Totnl $10 00 



Wm. Pritchard $10 00 

An old friend 5 00 

Wall <ce Johnston 5 00 

John Pritchard 5 00 

Edward Harding 2 00 




John Campbell 2 00 

Samuel Hargrave 2 00 

Alex. McKenzie I 00 

Joseph Pritcbard 1 00 

Robert Bowes 100 

William Clark 1 00 

L. A. Mason 1 00 

James Barr. 1 00 

Samuel Clark 1 00 

Ed. Krohn 1 00 

Richard Morell 1 00 

John McKenzie 1 00 

George Johnston 1 00 

Joseph Johnston 1 00 

Small sums 5 50 

Total 148 50 



Total $32 60 

Total $10 41 


B. W. Robertson $50 00 

Collection 10 00 

Total $60 00 


R. Robertson $ 3 00 

W. W. Craig 2 00 

Miss Janet Watt 1 00 

Mrs. Armstrong 2 00 

R. R. Drysdale 5 00 

J. T. Robertson 5 00 

J. H. Wilson 2 00 

T.B.Caldwell 5 00 

John A. Watt 2 00 

R. W. Robertson 1 00 

James Watt 2 00 

Rev. D. C. Mcintosh 5 00 

Small sums 5 00 

Sundries 8 85 

Collected by J. C. Watt 13 00 

Total $61 85 



Sunday School $13 00 


Total $10 25 


A. Campbell $ 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Christie. . . 2 00 

P. H. McDermid 1 00 

Small sums 1 85 

Total $ 5 85 


D. A. McDougall $ 1 00 

F. D. Sinclair 1 00 

J. F. McEwen 1 00 

D. Kennedy 1 00 

D. McEwen 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McDougall. 2 00 

P. F. McEwen 100 

D. T. Munro 1 00 

D. A. McEwen 1 00 

J. A. McEwen 1 00 

A. D. McEwen ] 00 

T. McEwen 1 00 

Miss L. Kennedy 2 00 

D. P. McDougall 1 00 

J. W. Kennedy 2 00 

J. J. McEwen . 1 00 

D. Macallum. 5 00 

Small sums 6 57 

Total $31 57 


Total $32 00 


Total...,. $10 50 


Total $12 25 Total 

$ 1 50 




Thos. HaU $ 6 00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Silcox 5 00 

John Carnie 2 00 

Jas. Finlayson 1 00 

P. Buckley 1 00 

A. H. Baird 1 00 

Mrs. Baird 1 00 

J. Brockbank 1 00 

Mrs. Brockbank 1 00 

** Hamilton I 00 

Small sums 3 85 

Total $23 85 


Total .$ 9 60" 


Total $23 00 


Mrs. Wm. Armstrong $ 5 00 

Jas. Benham 2 00 

Wm. Hindley 2 00 

D. B.Scott 2 00 

Thos. Armstrong 1 50 

Geo. A. Newstead 1 60 

Fred Martin 1 50 

Ed. Armstrong 1 00 

J. R. Laycock 1 00 

Mrs. Bolls 1 00 

Felix Freure 1 00 

F. A. Sloan 1 00 

John Carter 1 00 

Richard Carter I 00 

John Sloan 1 00 

Mrs. D. Scott 1 00 

Wm. Bowles I 00 

S. McGladery , 1 00 

Wm. Elliott 1 00 

Chas. Bolton I 00 

George Bayne 1 00 

W. J. McGladery 1 00 

Small sums 1 15 

Total $31 65 


Total $ 3 10 

Total $420 

Total , $ 3 55 



Total $27 40 

Total for 1894-'95 6 50 

Total $29 85 


Woman's Missionary Society . . . $48 00 

Rev. A. F. McGregor 2 00 

Sunday School 2 00 

Total $52 00 

Personal, O. Fen wick, Toronto. $10 00 
Total for Ontario $1,058 53 






Rev. C. Moore f 5 00 

J. McCoy 5 00 

T. W. Brainard 5 00 

T. K Brainard 1 00 

M. K. Hunt 2 00 

L. D. Clough 2 00 

A. G. Clough 2 00 

J. G. Clough 2 00 

W. E. Hunt 1 00 

r. A. Davis 1 00 

Austin Libby 1 00 

D. C. Mack I 00 

Small Sums 1 00 

Total ^ 00 


Total ...$ 8 60 


Total $30 00 


Total $54 25 


J. A. M.Rankin $2 00 

A. Hodge 2 00 

C. Jordan 2 00 

J. L. Taylor.... 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin 1 50 

Mrs. F. Taylor 1 00 

Mrs. Bailey 1 00 

F. Bell 1 00 

H. Rogers 1 00 

Rev. R. Hay 1 00 

T. Dean 1 00 

Small Sums 4 00 

Total $19 50 


Total $ 6 00 


Total $82 45 



Thos. Moodie $25 00 

S. P. Leet 10 00 

Hy. Birks 10 00 

Wm. Seath 5 00 

R. S. Weir :... 4 00 

Rev. W. H. Warriner 3 00 

James Johnston 2 00 

J. K. Lindsay 2 00 

J. E. Cribb 3 00 

Miss Moodie 4 00 

Anonymous and Small Sums ... H 50 

Total $82 50 


Charles Gurd $65 00 

G. B. Burland 50 00 

R. C. Jamieson . 25 00 

Frs. Scholes 50 00 

John Macintosh 20 00 

Wm. Reid ^ 00 

Hy. Birks & Sons 15 00 

J. B. lioarmont 15 00 

C. R. Black 10 00 

W. R. Ross 10 00 

Rev. E. C. Evans 10 00 

Charles Alexander 10 00 

Miss Learmont 10 00 

W. J. Learmont 10 00 

James Linton . . ^ 10 00 

Henry Lyman 5 00 

D. Campbell 5 00 

Mrs. J. Macintosh 5 00 

E. G. Brooks 5 00 

R. H. Bryson 5 00 

Dr. F. A. Stevenson 5 00 

Dr. John Wanless 5 00 

Gus. Harris 5 00 

H. H. Lyman 5 00 

Wm. Reid 5 00 

J. M. M. Duff 5 00 

J. M. M. Puff - 4 00 



Dr. B. J. Harrington 4 00 

A. R. Grafton 3 00 

Theo. Lyman 3 00 

Geo. Lyman 2 00 

Alex. Scott 2 00 

Anonymons 2 00 

Mrs Mowatt 2 00 

A. H. Thomson 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gamble 2 00 

C. W. Sims 2 00 

Mrs. Popham 2 00 

VV. B. Blackader 2 00 

H. Sanders 2 00 

Anonymous 10 00 

A. Mc. A. Murphy 2 00 

W. H. Black 

J. A. McNaughton 

Mrs. E H. Lay 

Miss J. E. Haight 

D. C. Barker 

K. J. B 

Muriel, Olive and Walter Gurd. 

Mrs. Sanders 

Wm. Arch. Duflf 

Mrs. R. C. Jamieson 

Mrs. Theo. Lyman 

Miss Gurd 

A. Birks 

Miss M . Baker 

C. T. Williams 

Miss A. C. Leishman 


Miss Leslie 

Mrs. Leishman 

Miss Williams 

R. Patton 

Arthur Harries 

xVirs. G. R. Kearley 

Miss H. Jamieson 1 00 

Miss Blackader 1 00 

" A. H. ** 1 00 

" H. B. «* 1 00 

W. D. Lighthall 1 00 

Evan Jones ... 1 50 

Mrs. G. W. Moss I 50 

Small sums 2 25 

1 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 

1 00 
1 00 

Total 1464 25 


T. B. Macaulay $26 00 

J. R. Dougall 20 00 

Rev. E.M.Hill 15 00 

R. Macaulay 10 00 

C. Gushing 5 00 

Arch. Wright 5 00 

Geo. McGarry 2 00 

R. W. McLachlan 2 00 

Miss J. Smith 2 00 

Jas.Luttrell 2 00 

Miss Cairnie 1 00 

W. J. Moule 1 00 

G. W.Jones 1 00 

G. Climie 1 00 

Mrs. F. Jones 1 00 

A. R. Powter I 00 

F. E. Dougall 1 00 

$95 00 

Small sums 3 20 

Anonymous 8 80 

Total $107 00 

Pt. St. Charles (1894-95). 

Total $14 80 

Pt. St. Charles. (1895 96). 

Total $19 55 


S. F. Morey $10 00 

Young People's Society 10 00 

E. Harerave 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hubbard 5 00 

A. S. Hurd 5 00 

J. E. Mitchell 5 00 

Miss S. A. Mitchell 5 00 

Miss M. J. Mitchell 6 00 

T. J. Tuck 3 00 

W. H. Abbott 2 00 

Mrs. Hawes 2 00 

J. S. Mitchell 2 00 

Miss M. E. Mitchell 2 00 

E. W. Abbott 1 00 

T. M. Cowan 1 00 

Miss M. J. Dickinson 1 00 

Dr. W. A. Farwell 1 00 

Mrs. R. Mitchell 1 00 

A. T. Nourse 1 00 

W. R. Webster 1 00 

Sums under $1 00 3 75 

$71 75 


Total $ 4 75 




MissM. L. BaU $ 5 00 

Rev. G. H. Craik 5 00 

F. G. Gale 5 00 

Dr. Powers 5 00 

W. A Edgecombe 2 00 

P. & H. Swanaon 2 00 

David Johnston 2 00 

W. H. Ward 2 00 

A. Carbee 2 00 

C. O. Swanaon 2 00 

F. Lewis 2 00 

John Blue, Costis Mines 2 50 

F. S. McKay 1 00 

J. W. McKay 1 00 

DuncanKeir 100 

J.C.Grant I 00 

Jas. McGovem 1 00 

H.Rinder 1 00 

L. Larson 1 00 

Rove & Rove 1 00 

Mrs. John Clark 1 00 

C. 0. Peterson 1 00 

E. A. Bishop 1 GO 

H. T. Sunberry 1 00 

Olaf Anderson 1 00 

Albert McKay 50 

W. Thwaites 50 

$50 50 
Received too late for this years 

report 20 50 

$30 00 


Mr. S. H. C. Miner $200 00 

Hy. Birks & Sons 100 00 

Rev. W. T. Currie 5 00 

Total $305 00 

Total for Quebec $1329 40 



Capt. J. Wharton $ 1 50 

Rev. J. D. McEwan 1 22 

Capt. H. Wharton 1 00 

Capt. J. McLeod 1 00 

Capt. E. McLeod 1 00 

H. Smith 1 00 

N. Gardiner 1 00 

J. Gardiner 1 00 

C. McLeod 1 00 

H. McLeod 1 00 

Sundry sums 2 28 

Total $13 00 


Total $ 5 00 


Rev. J. W. Cox : $ 2 00 

G. Moore 1 00 

Mrs. W. Moore 1 00 

*' D. McLellan 1 00 

Sundry 1 55 

Total $ 6 55 

Total $ 1 10 

LIVERPOOL, 1894-95. 
Total $ 7 00 


Misses. Truman $5 00 

Mr. & Mrs. N. Tupper 3 00 

Mr. J. Tupper 2 00 

Mr. H. Tupper 1 00 

Total $11 00 




Rev. J. Wood $5 00 

C. Beattie 1 00 

Ross Archibald 1 00 

J. Currie 1 00 

J. Kelso 1 00 

Mrs. Bruce 50 

Total $ 9 50 


W. Perry | 5 00 

R. E. Ellinwood 2 00 

L. Lewis & Co 2 00 

E. S. Williams 2 00 

C. Carey 2 00 

Capt. Hilton 2 00 

J. D. HortoD 2 00 

J. Horton I 00 

Mrs. Johnston 1 00 

Mr. Jenkyns 1 00 

Thomas Ritchie 1 00 

Sundry sums 2 25 

Total $23 25 

Half Union Collection 2 45 

Total for Nova Scotia $79 95 



J. W. Jewitt $ 4 00 

Rev. S. Sykes 3 00 

J. Clark 1 00 

W. Coboum 1 00 

Capt. Shenks 1 00 

W. Shenks 1 00 

W. Long I 00 

G. Mitchell I 00 

Sundry sums 2 00 

Total $15- 00 

Dr. Bridges, University of N.B..$ 3 00 


C. H. Drinkwatar, $10 00 

J. Woodrow 10 00 

W. W. Bonckhoft 5 00 

G. E. Williams 5 00 

W. Kerr 4 00 

C. & E. McMichael 3 00 

C. Clark 3 00 

E.C, Foster 2 00 

C. H. Harrison 2 00 

J. Robinson 2 00 

Mr. Havemore 1 00 

J. Fowler ... 1 00 

J. H. Walker 1 00 

Total $49 00 


C. B. Harrison, M.P.P ' 

A. Harrison 

Rev. J. McAustin 

C. Burpee 

H. H. Bridges 

C. J. Burpee 

J. B. Jewett 

S. Burpee 

Mrs. Bridges 

H. C. Burpee 

A. Barker 

W. H. Barker 

Ida Barker 

Mrs. Phoebe Burpee 

D. H. Burpee 



2 00 



Total $28 00 

Half Union Collection $ 2 45 

Total for New Brunswick 97 45 


Winnipeg Central 

$100 00 




Every o>je of our Churches in 

Ontario and Quebec should 
have given to seven 
objects in 1895-6^ 
Where your 
Church is 





The seven are Home and Foreign Miss'y 

Ayer-s flat"'"**'^'*^-..^^oc!ETIE5,the College, 
ColdspringsV^oman's Board,Pub^ 

Co. (Yearbook^ 

Kingston Ist: 
London 1st London Sooth 
Stanstead ..--77-rr~"~— ^-JIewDurham 










Broadview Ave. Martintown 
Fitch BAY^.--g:pj^^^^^ — -^urnberr 

4 v^'^OWMANVILLE ^\^ \ 

ineGrov^ Hamilton 1st. \ rugby 

5 ^/Ib^NORTHERftX ^- 5 

cotlan^herbrooke nStratfori 
Fergus/ / g Woodstock g \danyili^^^*'° 

Paris /BrantporoXgranby 


O Pt StCharles 

BuRF0R0\emmaNUEL (Mtl) yLlSTOWl 

Tilbury \ 5 \xj55Pt1Centr5>^ 5 /BondSt 
►t Catherines St. AHWEws 

4 \. Frankun Centre ^x 4 

3 \middleville Garapraxa/^ 3 

Watford\^ Zion Toronto^^^i/anklek Hill 



OF '95 








Alton Sarnia 
Warwick Ebenezer 


Parkdale Dovercourt 
Western Torontg 


XjEORGETOWN Humber Summf 


Churches in 

Ontario, and 
One IN Quebec 

Whyareour Societies Weak ? Because all 
OUR Ministers and all our Churches have not 
hearts big enough and Faith strong enough to aim for 

THE Centre Every Year 



Mr. Chairman and Friends : Last year when presenting the 
diagrams illustrating the gifts of the churches to the Foreign 
Missionary Society, and this year to the Foreign and Home 
Missionary Societies, and also to the College, I felt that more 
was needed While no one of our Societies is supported as it 
ought to be, the need of our churches is not so much a stirring 
up of enthusiasm for any particular Society, but an all-round 
enthusiastic denominational loyalty, that shall cause every 
church, according to its ability, to be interested in and support all 
the Societies every year. 

Trying to devise some diagram that should bring this 
thought before us in an effective way, there came to me this plan 
of a * Denominational Loyalty Target ', which through the 
kindness of the Trefiuaurers of the various Societies, I have been 
enabled to complete. The Diagram speaks for itself. We have 
seven causes which every one of our churches in Ontario and 
Quebec should have remembered last year 1895-96. These are 
the Home Missionary Society, the Foreign Missionary Society, 
the Congregational College, the Woman's Board of Missions, the 
Provident Fund, the Publishing Co. and the Union of 1895. The 
diagram does not include the churches of Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick, because the Year Book did not give the contri- 
butions of those churches of their Union. 

Each church is thus placed in the circle whose number shows 
how many of these seven objects were remembered by it in 
1895-96. I had some doubts at first about including the 
Woman's Board, on the ground that some churches might say 
they were so weak they could not have an Auxiliary. But the 
weaker they are the more they need one, and I found one 
or two places that had Auxiliaries, those were so small as to 
leave all others without excuse. Also I credited as giving to 
Woman's Board all churches that subscribed to the Leaflet ; 
which all should have done. The contributions to the Union 
counted as one, for by the constitution of the Union it is the 
duty of all churches whether represented at the Union or not, 
to take up a contribution for it. In regard to the Publishing 
Co., as far as I could tell from the mailing lists, at least one copy 


of the Congregationalist goes to each church, so that I counted 
those churches only that had bought at least one Year Book. 
The Year Book is a source of power neglected by too many of 
our pastors and people. It is an ammunition-box full of valuable 
material for spreading information and arousing interest in 
denominational work. 

Now I do not believe all these seven societies or objects to 
be of equal importance ; nor that a church that fails to subscribe 
to the Provident Fund is as guilty as one that fails to remember 
the Home or Foreign Missionary Societies ; but the giving to 
the greater is no excuse for neglecting the less. Besides, it is 
easy to see that those objects which are less prominently brought 
before the churches, show greater loyalty in the churches that 
do remember them. 

Nor is there any force in the objection to the value of the 
" Target,'* that a church giving $30.00 to Home Missions, might, 
by judiciously dividing the amount among the seven funds, have 
been placed in the " bulls eye " instead of the outer ring. That 
a church should give to one of the societies shows interest in that 
special kind of work only, and not a loyalty and interest in all 
the denominational work. The Treasurers of all the Societies 
will agree unanimously* in saying that the backbone of all our 
denominational work is formed by those churches that are regu- 
larly loyal to all the causes each year, and that our weakness is 
to be found in those churches that are stirred up this year to a 
special effort for one cause, and next year forget it, and give to 
something else. 

But I hear some one saying, " We can't afford to give to all 
these causes ; our church is too weak. We have such a hard 
struggle at home " ! My brother, be silent and ashamed. 
Seventy-five cents judiciously expended would have put your 
church in the very centre : ten cents to each of the five societies 
and the Union, and fifteen cents for a Year Book ! 

" You did not think so little as that worth sending ? " Ask 
the Treasurers, and hear them. They will tell you that to fi^et 
ten cents, and a letter saying your heart was with them, even if 
you couldn't send more, would cheer and encourage them more 
than they can tell. To have every church represented on every 
list in that way, would encourage our Treasurers, and show a 
glorious revival of denominational loyalty ; and, let me tell you 
a secret — it would mean that next year you would send the 
amount many times increased — and the Treasurers know that 
too I 


Now since the Union meets in Montreal in Zion Church, 
let me draw your attention to the fact that Zion Church is ia 
the " Bull's eye " ; and that, test its denominational loyalty in 
any way I could, I could not get it out of the centre. J?m- 
manuel would have been in the centre, if they had handed in 
the collection they took up for the Provident Fund in time. 
Calvary, for a wonder, has this year forgotten the Provident 
Fund ; and Point. St. Charles forgot to buy a Year Book : so 
that these three are in the second circle. 

There is a terribly serious side to this " Target," and the 
distance of so many of our churches from the centre where they 
all ought to be ! Speaking roughly, twenty-six per cent of our 
churches gave nothing for Foreign Missions last year ; 28 % 
nothing for Home Missions ; 40 % nothing for our College ; 60 % 
did not buy one single Year Book ; and 85 % gave nothing to 
the Provident Fund. Now I do not think that we are worse, or 
that we are as bad, as some other denominations ; as a matter of 
fact in some of these figures we are on a level with our brethren 
in the United States, and in most we are a considerable per- 
centage better. But two blacks do not make a white ; and this 
record is appalling. Nor is this all : those ministers of contribut- 
ing churches here to-day will bear me out when I go farther, and 
say that in those churches that do contribute, the gifts for nearly 
all the causes come from a little group not representing more 
than one out of every seven or eight of the members on the rolls. 
So that as far as regards our denominational work, counting 
churches that give nothing, and the members in "giving" churches 
that give nothing, out of our ten thousand members nearly seven 
thousand five hundred are one vast barren desert. 

This is terrible. We must drive deep our artesian wells 
into the boundless stores of the Holy Spirit, and irrigate this 
desert with loving information and instruction, patiently and 
prayerfully, till the promise is fulfilled, and the " desert blossom 
like the rose." We must — we — pastors and people together : 
for some pastors need this irrigation as w^ell as some people. I 
know churches that cannot give to Foreign Missions till their 
pastor goes ; and then out of their poverty they begin : they Ve 
been held back. I know of other churches that never could 
give, till a certain pastor went ; and then gifts come in from all 
parts of the church. They've held back. Pastors, stir up your 
people ! People, stir up your pastors ! Aim for the centre of 
the target next year ; and more than that ! The Hon« S. B. 


Capen, in his address to the National Council of Congregation- 
alists at Syracuse in 1895, said : " Some amounts in the Year 
Book columns credited to every society should be the pledge of 
fellowship; without which no church ought to consider itself in 
good and regular standing." Amen. But higher than that ; 
and now think over this next sentence, pray over it, preach 
about it, and aim for it : " Some gift from every one, in every 
church, for every one of the seven causes, every year/' Aim for 
the centre ! 

William T. Gunn, 

Cowansville, Que. 


Bethlehem Church, WestmonDt, lath June 1895. 

There was a very large and representative gathering present 
on the occasion of the laying of the coraer-stone of the new 
CJongregational church at the comer of Western and Clarke 
Avenues, at Westmount. a pleasant suliurb of Montreal, on Satur- 

day evening, 13th June. The whole work was conducted under 
the auspices of the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec. 
The interesting ceremony was presided over by the Rev. Robert 
Hopkin, the pastor. On the platform were the Rev. E. M. Hill, 
M.A., the Rev. Dr. Sims, Toronto, the Rev. W. Mcintosh, Ottawa, 


Rev. Hugh Pedley, Winnipeg, the Rev. Dr. Fitch, Buffalo, Mr. 
Charles Gushing, Mr. S. P. Leet and Mr. F. W. Evans, Mayor of 

After devotional exercises Mr. Charles Cushing. chairman of 
the Board of Trustees of Calvary Church, presented a statement 
setting forth the business side of the new place of worship. The 
site consisted of some ten thousand feet of land, sufficient for a 
pastor's house and a church and had been acquired at a cost of 
^6,600. Services were being conducted in Elm Hall and were 
attended with much success. About a week ago they had formed 
themselves into a church with a membership of twenty-eight. 

The Rev. E. M. Hill then proceeded to lay the stone, there 
having been previously desposited in Ja cavity in the stone a bottle 
containing copies of the * Daily Witness' and 'Daily Star,' a 
number of coins, a copy of Mr. S. P. Leet s amalgamation scheme 
and other documents connected with Congregationalism, includ- 
ing a list of the charter members of the new church, a statement 
of their beliaf and a copy of the covenant they agreed to when on 
Tuesday last they organized. With the following words he laid 
the stone : * For the glory of God and the good of man, and in 
the name of the Father and of the Son and or the Holy Ghost we 
well and truly lay this stone for a corner-stone for a house to be 
built and consecrated for the service of Almighty God, Amen.' 

Mr. F. W. Evans, Mayor of Westmount, as the official repre- 
sentative of the town, expressed the pleasure it gave him to 
welcome to its borders another church, which was the seventh 
church built in Westmount since 1883. Refer ing to the growth 
of churches in Westmount, he said St. Matthias* Church was 
erected thirteen years ago, with a seating capacity of a hundred, 
and had been enlarged four times since, until it now had a seating 
capacity of over three hundred. The Church of the Advent was 
shortly to be replaced by a larger one. The Pre^sbyterians in 
1883 worshipped in a small room, and they now possessed two 
churches in the district — Melville and Westminister churches. 
The former was about to be enlarged. Then followed the 
Baptist Church, and afterwards the Methodist Church, which 
had lately been opened. Seven was said to be a mystic number, 
and he sincerely hoped that all the benefits supposed to come 
therefrom would be fulfilled in regard to Bethlehem Church, 
which was going to add another to the influences for good 
Speaking of the town generally, he pointed out that the authori- 
ties had endeavored to keep it clean of all that was distasteful. 


So far they had succeeded in keeping out the saloon and every- 
thing that went with it. They had no difficulty in doing so, 
because the people were behind them, and he hoped it would 
always be so. 

The Rev. Hugh Pedley, of Winnipeg, next addressed the 
gathering. He hoped that under the leadership of the present 
pastor, backed by an enthusiastic and loyal people, the church 
would realize all the fondest expectations that the hearts of the 
people could desire. 

Mr. S. P. Leet then followed with an interesting and practical 

The Rev. Dr. J. Clark Murray, who represented the Presby- 
terians, congratulated the promoters of the new church, and in 
so doing said that the Congregational and the Presbyterian 
churches, the former of which originated with the Puritans of 
England and the latter with the Puritans of Scotland, had 
rendered one of the e^randest services to the political and religious 
life of the British empire that had ever been rendered. It was 
the union of the English and Scottish Puritans in the seventeenth 
century that had given us the freedom and political and religious 
life which we enjoyed at the present time. He hoped that the 
new church when completed would prove a blessing to the com- 

The ceremony closed with the pronouncing of the benediction 
by the Rev. John Morton, of Hamilton. 

The officers of the new church as it stands comprise : the 
pastor, the Rev. Robert Hopkin ; the deacons, W. Douw Lighthall, 
George Climie, Archibald Wright, Chas. B. Powter; trustees, 
Lynn T. Leet, Archibald Wright, W. Douw Lighthall, Thos. B. 
Macaulay ; superintendent of Sunday-School, Charles B. Powter ; 
convenor of visiting committee, Mrs. G. Climie ; Church Board, 
the pastor, deacons, trustees, church secretary and treasurer, and 
Miss Martha J. Wright, Mrs. James Junes, and Mr. H. C. 
Andrews ; secretary, Alfred A. Andrews ; treasurer, Archibald 





(A% presented to CongregcUioncU Union, <U Montreal.) 

It goes without saying that the best part of the great work 
(lone by Christians in the world cannot be expressed in any 
formal report. Even the most careful statistical report can show 
nothing of all that hidden life of quiet inner growth and expan- 
sion which is the finest result of Christian Endeavor activities 
The statistics of our Christian Endeavor year find place in 
another report. The province of this report is to give a brief 
survey of the field and to emphasize special needs. 

The Rally of our Congregational Endeavorers at the Pro- 
vincial Convention held last fall in Brantford, though not large 
was interesting and fruitful of good. The coming Inter-Provin- 
cial Convention in Ottawa next fall will offer a new opportunity 
for our workers to meet, and greet, and hearten one another. 

It may be as well to say, here, that we cannot longer afford 
to be without that which almost every other denomination is 
finding it well to have, namely a banding of all the young peo- 
ple of our portion of the Christian Church for purposes of 
friendly contact, mutual conference and incitement. 

Not for a moment would we think it best to do what is 
being attempted in some quarters, namely, the withdrawing of 
the young people of the churches from the broad blessed life 
of Christian Endeavor to the narrow and narrowing life of 
sequestered denominationalism. May the day never come when 
Congregational Endeavorers shall think more of the Congrega- 
tional idea than of the Christian Endeavor idea. Of course we 
believe in loyalty to our branch of the Christian Church. We 
would not be true Christian Endeavorers were we not loyal to 
our own church. We desire, however, to enter our distinct and 
emphatic protest against that denominationalism which would 
cramp and sectarize in this day of ever-enlarging sympathies. 
We would call attention to the importance of our societies mak- 
ing a better use of the Christian Endeavor column in our 


denominational paper. If our pastors and church officers would 
but realize their whole duty toward the young in the matter of 
a wise direction of their associated life, would there not bo a 
better response to the oft-repeated request for some tidings con- 
cerning the work and progress of our societies ? With forty- 
seven societies in Ontario and Quebec and J,317 active members 
can we not this year do better than we have done hitherto ? 
Whatever plans we may adopt to develop the denominational 
loyalty of our young people, they will not be as successful as 
they might be, if pastors and church representatives take only 
a faint and faltering interest in the wider connectional life of 
the Christian Endeavors of their churches. 

This Committee would suggest to the Publishing Company, 
the desirableness of seeking out and calling forth the literary 
talents of the young people of our Christian Endeavor Societies. 
There are young writers of decided promise, whose pens may as 
well write for our denominational paper, as for other papers ; 
nay, they should in justice be enlisted for the benefit oi our 

FinaUy, this Committee would earnestly recommend that a 
larger use be made of the Christian Endeavor force, a force 
which stands for vital religion, for temperance, for law, for 
order, for Sabbath-keeping, for a pure political atmosphere. 

Respectfully submitted, 


Woodstock, June, 1896. 



"Notes from, the Records and ComTnents," by Rev. J, W, Cox, B.A. 

OTES of the Congregational Union 
naturally begin with the first 
meeting for organization, etc., 
held with the church in Liver- 
pool, N.S., July 11. 1846. There 
were present : Rev. George Stir- 
ling, pastor of the church at 
Pleasant River, N.S. ; Rev. Wil- 
liam Payzant, delegate from the 
church in Comwallis, N.S. ; Mr. 
Jacob Whitman, delegate from 
the church in Falmouth, N.S. (Mr. Whitman was not ordained 
at the time. He is still alive, over eighty, and was present at 
the Union in 1895.); Rev. J. 0. Galloway, A.M., from St. John, 
N.B. ; Mr. Davidson from the same church ; Rev. James Porter, 
from Sheffield, with Jeremiah Burpee, Esq., and Benjamin Jew- 
ctt, from the same place. 

Mr. Galloway was chosen Chairman, and Mr. Porter, Secre- 
tary. There were present also the following persons, who took 
part in the proceedings r Mr. James Henry Freeman, of Liver- 

Sool, N. S. ; Mr. ZenEis Waterman, of Pleasant River, N.S. ; Rev. 
as. Melvin, who was pastor of the church at Liverpool, though 
not a Congregationalist ; Mr. Thos. Hilton, delegate from tie 
church at Yarmouth. 

The meeting adjourned to July 13, to have submitted to it 
certain practical measures suited to the nature and design of a 
Congregational Union. But it wad frankly stated that while 
all were invited to the said meeting, that only male members of 
Congregational churches were allowed to vote and take part in 
the discussion. (That was before the age of Electric Lights, etc.) 


OF 50 YEARS AGO. 177 

The first resolution was moved by Rev. George Stirling, 
seconded by Rev. Wm. Payzant. It was to the effect that the 
Union should contemplate as its first practical measure, the 
employment of one or more Home Missionaries or travelling 
evangelists within its limits. This seemed to be the leading 
purpose of the formation of the Union, many of the churches at 
that time being without pastoral oversight, the destitution of 
the fields was great. Then there were resolutions upon finances, 
one of which moved by Zenas Waterman, seconded by Jeremiah 
Burpee, was to the effect that the churches be asked to take up 
collections for this Union Missionary fund. 

There was also a resolution recommending denominational 
periodicals to the churches ; the only available ones at the time 
being London publications, such as The Congregational Galen- 
dar, The Christian Witness and The Penny Magazine. These 
were recommended by a unanimous vote ; and the pastors and 
delegates asked to ascertain and report at next Union meeting 
what number each church would take. 

And then it was moved by Rev. James Porter, seconded by 
Rev. James Melvin, that suitable young men in our churches 
who feel called to the Gospel ministry, be encouraged to separate 
themselves unto that work, and place themselves for instruction 
and guidance under the care of any of the pastors who may 
be willing to undertake that work. This was followed by a 
strong resolution, that a Collegiate Institution be instituted as 
soon as enough funds can be collected to warrant such an under- 
taking ; trustees to be Revs. Melvin, Porter, Stirling, Galloway, 
and Messrs. Hilton, Burpee, Davidson, MacLeod. 

By motion of John MacLeod, of Liverpool, N.S., seconded 
by Mr. Clements, of Yarmouth, the meeting adjourned to 
assemble in St. John, N.B., Thursday, after the first Sunday of 
October ; the churches in the meantime to have submitted to 
them the proposed constitution, principles and proceedings for 
their concurrence, great care being taken upon this point, that 
the Union should not seem to usurp the authority which alone 
must be vested in the local church. The churches seemed to 
have been well pleased with the constitution, principles and pur- 
poses of this new union (a thing unheard of before by these 
isolated, independent churches,) 

There was present at the adjourned meeting in St. John, on 
Oct. 9, 1846, the following ministers and delegates : Revs. James 
Porter, J. C. Galloway, Jacob Whitman (Mr. Whitman had just 


been ordained over the church in Yarmouth, N.S.), Geo. Stirling, 
Sidney S. Markland, of Demerara, W.I, S. H. Keeler, of Calais^ 
Me. ; Rev. Franklin Yeaten, of Milltown, N.B., Messrs. James 
Henry Freeman, Robert Davidson ; Zenas Waterman, John 
MacLeod. It was a very enthusiastic meeting. 

Mr. Porter was chosen Chairman ; Mr. Galloway, Secretary. 
(Mr. Galloway's records are a model of neatness) ; Mr. R. David- 
son, Treasurer. They confirmed the former work, and added 
some very important measures to the preamble ; and defined 
more definitely the limit and extent of the powers of the Advi- 
sory Body. 

Having become aware of the fact that Mrs. Gorham, of 
Liverpool, N.S., the widow of a very wealthy West India mer- 
chant, was thinking of making a bequest, a letter was drafted 
and sent to her showing her the necessity of a Collegiate In- 
stitution for the training of a native ministry. (That lady's be- 
quests have benefited the C. C. C. and the C. C. M. S., the latter 
society at present drawing a yearly revenue from them of over 

The first annual meeting after the organization was held 
with the church in Chebogue or Yarmouth, N.S., July 9-12, 
1847. There were present : Revs. Porter, Galloway, Whitman, 
Stirling, Melvin ; and Messrs. Enoch Barker, Sr.. R. Davidson, 
Mr. Dunlop of Sable River, J. H. Freeman of Liverpool, and 
John Burton of Halifax. 

There was no Congregational church at Halifax at this 
time ; the old " Mather*' church organized in 1756 as the " church 
of the Dissenters," the majority of whom were Congregation- 
alists from Massachusetts, the first pastor Rev. Aaron Cleve- 
land, a Congregationalist, was now under the control of the 
Presbyterians, who had changed " Mather" to "Matthew's," the 
Congregational minority contenting themselves to be allowed 
the right of self government ; the Presbytery assuming no con- 
trol until a later date ; and Watt's hymns " to be sung at least 
once a year." 

There were also present : Mr. Waterman, whose name ap- 
pears before ; Mr. Braden, of Musquodoboit, N.S. ; N. Crosby, 
John Scott and John T. Scott, of Yarmouth, and Thomas Hilton. 
(Mr. Hilton was a leading spirit from the outset of this Union, 
a manly man and a faithful follower of his Master). Mr. Porter 
was re-elected Chairman, Mr. Galloway; Secretary. 

The roll of churches was as follows; Liverpool, N,S. ; 

OF 50 YEARS AGO. 179 

Pleasant River, N.S. ; Comwallis, N S. ; Yarmouth First N.S., 
(now Chebogue) ; St. John, N.B. ; Sheffield, N.B. ; and the 
very important mission field of Musquodoboit, N.S., formerly 
under the pastorate of the celebrated Presbyterian minis- 
ter, Rev. Mr. .Spratt. This whole field of Upper, Middle 
and Lower Musquodoboit, had come over to the Congre- 
gational way through some trouble that had arisen in 
the latter years of Mr. Spratt's ministry. Rev. Mr. Murk- 
land was directed by the Union to undertake the work there. 
He was very successful in organizing this new field into 
three flourishing congregations, and had he remained there 
longer to have consolidated the work he had so auspiciously in- 
augurated, we would not have lost that field as we have done. 
There are now two or three Presbyterian churches in that dis- 
trict, some members of which have tender recollections of Con- 
gregational meetings and ministers in the days of their child- 
hood. There seems now to have been much missionary enthusi- 
asm, and a strong resolution was carried, that the one and only 
use of the general fund of the Union must be the extension of 
missionarj^ operations within fche bounds of the Union. A 
deputation was appointed to visit the eastern part of Nova 
Scotia and Cape Breton, to obtain information concerning scat- 
tered and isolated communities of Congregationalists, to encour- 
age and assist and evangelize such flocks who have been so long 
without shepherds. Messrs. Murkland and Melvin were the 
brethren named in the records with Rev. J. C. Galloway, if it 
was convenient for him to leave. Messrs. Stirling and Whit- 
man's names also appear as having done much itinerant mis- 
sionary work at this time, whose expenses were paid in the 
pounds, shillings and pence of that day's currency. 

The result of such arduous itineracy appears to have been 
the discovery of remnants of churches at Manchester and Canso, 
and quite a flourishing cause at Margaree, C.B. These all were 
the descendents of the pilgrim churches of New England, and it 
is interesting, and pathetic also, to hear that in many cases these 
people were ignorant of the existence of any other Congrega- 
tionalists in the world. They WQre alone ; a few sheep in the 
wilderness. No wonder they welcomed with joy the coming 
among them of these " messengers of the churches !" Margaree 
had been especially blessed in having a godly lay- preacher as its 
leader, now very aged, Josiah Hart, whose son Joseph at 
his death inherited his gifts to some extent, and who also ex- 
horted and comforted the people. 


The Union, at its Yarmouth meetings authorized its Secre- 
tary to write to the Colonial Missionary Society, asking that a 
deputation from that body be at once sent out This was done 
without delay, and accordingly, as a result, when the Union met 
in Sheffield, N.B., in 1848 we find the name on the records of 
Rev. W. Henry Heu de Bourck, who was sent, it appears, direct 
to Halifax, with instructions to organize a church in that city. 
A building is secured, a congregation gathered ; but, alas ! there 
is a want of sweet harmony this time ; there is a ruler in a dea- 
con, and the new minister with sorrow is obliged to resign the 
work after the short space of a year. The name also of Rev. 
Frederick Tompkins, M.A., from Chebogue, appears. Mr. Tomp- 
kins came direct to Chebogue or Yarmouth, first, the Colonial 
Society pledging itself to give material assistance, which it did 
for some years most liberally. Mr. Galloway leaves St. John 
this year and returns to England, much to the regret of his bre- 
thren. This was a disastrous movement for our cause. 

Instead of Mr. Galloway, the leading spirit in the Union for 
the next eight years is Mr. Tompkins, a man of fine talent and 
varied accomplishments. He is remembered by some in our 
churches at the present day. A brilliant preacher, an architect, 
a carpenter, an organ-builder, a teacher, and a college professor, 
and at last accounts was practising law in London, England. 
Mr. Tompkins thought to strengthen Congregationalism by 
building expensive Gothic chapels, and by that means to stimu- 
late the aesthetic taste of the people, who thought the old plain 
square meeting-houses of their Puritan ancestors were necessary 
to spiritual worship. Ah ! there were sad mistakes made in 
that day, which can never be retraced. We can trace them in 
the paragraphs of the records. The Gorham bequest becomes a 
source of discord, and sometimes evokes bitter words and un- 
seemly strife. 

The year 1849 sees a fine College building erected in Liver- 
pool ; the thousand pounds of Mrs. Gorham's bequest having 
formed the nucleus of a considerable fund, to which had been 
added personal subscriptions, as well as sums voted by the 
several churches, and liberal grants from the Colonial Missionary 
Society and gifts of well-wishers in the United States. In the 
Convocation Hall the Union held several of its meetings, July 
10, 1849. Rev. F. Tompkins, M.A., was chosen Principal. There 
seemed to be a difficulty in obtaining students. Several young 
colored men from Demerara, who were to be missionaries in 

OF 50 YEARS AGO. 181 

that island, attended the sessions of the first year ; but one 
young man from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick seems to have 
thought it worth while to enjoy the benefits of a higher educa- 
tion in Gorham College ; and that was Rev. Jacob Whitman, 
who studied under Principal Tompkins one year. 

Fire destroyed the College in 1850. " Where shall the 
College be rebuilt?" was the question from this time that 
agitated the people, and produced evil results. 

Mr. Tompkin's attempt to carry the College to Halifax, and 
merge it with Dalhousie, brought a final rupture between him 
and his brethren in the Union ; the majority of which opposed 
it strongly. After'1855 his name drops out of the records. 

St. John, Sheffield, and Keswick Ridge, for prudential 
reasons seceded from the Union in 1857, and lor two years seem 
to have administered their own bhare of the missionary funds, 
through a New Brunswick Financial Board, and a New Bruns- 
wick Treasurer. Rev. J. Lightbody, was pastor of Sheffield ; 
Rev. Geo. Stirling, pastor of Keswick Ridge; Rev. Chas. 
MacKay, pastor of St. John. (Mr. MacKay was the grand- 
father of the lamented Mrs. Lee, missionary to Cisamba, deceased 

However, at the Union in Keswick Ridge, July, 1853, a 
reconciliation took place, and Sheffield and Keswick Ridge came 
back to the Union with their pastors. (St. John does not follow 
until some years later ; that church not being as denominational 
as the others ; due to the fact, that it was composed largely of 
members coming from other denominations). 

At this meeting in 1853, appear two students from Dr. 
Lillie's Theological Institute in Toronto — Messrs. Archibald 
Burpee and Enoch Barker. Rev. Mr. Whitman preached " the 
sermon," which is characterized in the records "as a word of 
power," from Ps. xx. 5 : "In the name of our God we will set up 
our banners." There seems to have been great joy in the meet- 
ing, on account of the reunion of the federated churches. 

In the records of the meeting in Yarmouth, July, 1855, the 
name of Rev. George Cornish appears. Mr. Cornish was asso- 
ciated with Dr. Tompkins in Gorham College matters. Was 
sent out by the Colonial Society for that purpose. Expected 
to prosecute his work as a professor in the College at Halifax. 
In that he was disappointed. He therefore accepted a call to the 
newly -formed church at Milton, N.S. For several years his 
name and bold hand writing appear in the records. His work 
in our Union was always upright and honorable. 


The names of Rev. Robert Wilson, Rev. George Ritchie, 
James Howell and George Rawson appear in the same pages 
with George Cornish, for the lirst time. Rev. Mr. Wilson was 
called to the pastorate of Yarmouth church, and seems to have 
ministered to both churches. He from this time comes to the 
front, and for eight or ten years his name appears upon nearly 
every important resolution. Indeed, such an important place 
did this gentleman fill in our body in those days, that we can 
excuse him for thinking that he himself was the " Congrega- 
tional Union," as he is said to have playfully assumed. 

The Union became an incorporated body in both Provinces 
in 1862 ; and in the records of the Union of that year we have 
the amended Constitution and Rules of procedure in their pre- 
sent form. At that meeting Rev. John R. Kean was present, 
who had accepted the pastorate of the old church of Cornwallis, 
which office he filled for seven years. There he buried his wife,. 
Elizabeth McDougall, of Maxville, Ont., a lady of great force of 
character and gentle piety. Her death was greatly lamented by 
all who knew her. The name of Simeon Sykes appears for the 
first time on the same pages. Mr. Sykes came as a delegate 
from Chebogue, but the next year, 1863, his name is in the roll 
of ministers, he having been ordained over the church in Pleasant 
River. Mr. Sykes is still hale and strong, though above the 
three-score limit. He has been thirty-three years in active work 
in our Union ; has been the successful pastor of Pleasant River, 
Liverpool, Economy and Keswick Ridge. He is at present the 
beloved pastor of Keswick Ridge. 

The name of Rev. R. K. Black appears in the minutes of the 
Union in St. John, in 1864. Mr. Black took a leading part in 
the work of the Union for nearly thirteen years, being pastor of 
Milton church during that period. His name appears later as 
pastor of the newly-organized church at Truro. Indeed, Bro. 
Black evolved order out of chaos in Truro, and with great wis- 
dom assisted the few faithful friends of that infant cause to 
organize themselves into a church, which is destined to bear a 
share in the advance of Christ's cause in that important centre. 

Another name of honor appears in 1873 : Rev. James Ship- 
perley, the present pastor of Margaree, C. B. ; and I would be 
doing a wrong to our Union and to Him, whom we serve, did I 
not notice the name of my tried, true and trusted friend, James 
Wood row. Mr. Wood row's name first appears in the records of 
1861. He represents St. John Church, probably the year it 
returns into active membership in the Union. 

OF 50 YEARS AGO. 183 

In 1866, Mr. Woodrow, deacon and delegate of the St. 
John Church, became Treasurer of the Union, which oflSce 
he has held ever since ; thirty years of honorable stewardship. 
To him more than to any other one man, perhaps, is due much 
of the progress that we have made ; may God spare Mr. Wood- 
row yet many years to us. May our mission be as great a 
power for good as he would like it to be ! 

There are from year to year new names, men of goodness 
and of gracious speech, and life ; Revs. Alexander and Duncan 
MacGregor, Joseph Barker, John B. Saer, Charles Duff, William 
Macintosh, and the names on the present roll, doing noble 

And so we could go on over the pages of these records, 
calling the names of the workers of the Congregational Union 
of N. S. and N. B. ; not only of ministers and officers of 
the Union, but of deacons ; raen of integrity, men of large- 
hearted liberality, men of strong affections : a Hilton, a Scott, 
a Clements, a Dennis, the Burpees and Barkers ; the Clark s and 
Christies and Hagermans, and Keys ; a David Loomer, a 
Joseph Cox, a Samuel Bigelow and Freeman Tupper, a George 
and Edward McLeod. And we could read between the lines, 
the roll of honorable women, the names of ministers* patient 
wives, and the steadfast helpmeets of the deacons (not allowed 
then as now to speak in the Union meeting.) Our Union could 
not have lived a year without those unrecorded names. Their 
deeds are recorded in undying lives of people they have helped. 

This is our Union's jubilee, and it is mine also ; 1846 is my 
own natal year, and it is fitting that it should be, for my life 
has been, and is still, bound up in the life of the Union. But 
when the Congregational Union of N. S. and N. B. reaches its 
next 50th milestone, I cannot hope to be its Secretary, or even 
to be present at its meeting ; but some that are here to-day may 
be present, and doubtless will be. What changes will have 
taken place ! What progress ; what glorious achievements by 
the church of God. Let ours be a noble part in such achieve- 

Canada Congregational Missionary Society, 

OflBcers and Committees for 1896-97. 


Montreal, Que. 


REV. A. F. McGregor, b.a., 

Woodstock, Ont. 

CHARLES R. BLACK, Esq., . . Bank of Toronto Chambers, Montreal. 

Execntlye Committee. 

REV. E. C. EVANS, D.D., . 
REV. J. W. COX, B.A., . 

Western District Association. 
Central " " 

Eastern ** '* 

Quebec " ** 

N. Scotia and N. Brunswick, 

General Committee. 


" J. W. PEDLEY, B.A., 


*« C. E. BOLTON, 


** T. SIMS, D.D., 


" W. H. WARRINER, M.A., 

** E. M. HILL, M.A., 

" A. W. MAIN, 

" W. T. GUNN, B.A., 

J. BLACK, Esq., 

R. Y. BLYTHE, Esq., 

J. C. COPP, Esq., 

GEO. SCOTT, Esq., 

R. J. McELVEY, Esq., 

P. J. McEWAN, E.SQ., 

S. P. LEET, Esq., 

J. R. DOUG ALL, Esq., 

R. W. McLACHLAN, Esq., 

J. McNICOL, Esq. 


A. McA. MURPHY, Esq., 





NOTICE. 185 


It is becoming more than ever a practice among Christian people 
to recognize th§ Lord's portion in their last Wills and Testaments, 
whereby though they be dead they speak and act in the furtherance 
of Missionary, Educational, and Benevolent objects. American Con- 
gregationalists are among the most wise and generous in this w%iyt 
and have left legacies of blessings for succeeding generations. Among 
the members of our Congregational churches in Canada there have 
also been those who have followed a likewise generous course. 

For the guidance of those who may desire to make like bequests, 
the following legal form is subjoined. The amount bequeathed may 
be devoted specially to the Church Extension Building Fund, in which 
case the income would only be used, or may be given for the general 
purposes of the Society. 


I give and bequeath to the Canada Congregational Missionary 
Society, incorporated by the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, 

A.D. 1885, the sum of out of my estate, 

to be paid without any charge or deduction 

whatever ; and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Society shall constitute and be a sufficient discharge thereof. 




This Corporation shall be called "The Canada Conoreoational Mis- 
sion abt Society/' and shall conduct its operations within the limits of the 
Dominion of Canada. 


The objects of the Society shall be as set forth in the Act of Incorporation, 
namely, to plant and to foster Congregational churches in suitable localities; 
to aid churches in sustaining their pastors where required. 


All persons being members or adherents of Congregational churches, paying 
two dollars annually into the funds of the Society, shall be members, and those 
w ho subscribe at one time twenty dollars or more, shall be life members. Churches 
subscribing annually ten dollars or more, may be represented at the annual meet- 
ings of the Society by one delegate, and churches subscribing fifty dollars or more, 
may be representicd by two delegates. Each Auxiliary branch contributing annu- 
ally to the funds of the Society ten dollars or more, may be represented by one 
delegate. The above-mentioned subscribers and delegates shall constitute the 
menioership of the Corporation. 


The officers of this Society shall be a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a 
Superintendent and two Auditors. The Standing Committee shall be a General 
Committee and an Executive Committee. These officers and committees shall be 
appointed at the annual meeting of the Society, and shall all be members of the 
Corporation. The General Committee shall consist of the President, Secretary, 
Treasurer, Superintendent, and not more than twenty-five members. The Exe- 
cutive Committee shall be composed of the President, the Secretary, the Treas- 
urer, the Superintendent, the Honorary Secretary, and one member from each 
District Association within the bounds of the operations of the Society, who may 
be nominated by the Association. 


The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and its Committees, 
when practicable, and shall seek to promote the general interest of the Society's 

The Secretary shall have charge of the books and correspondence of the 
Society, shall call the meeting of the Society and its Committees, and shall 
exhibit the records of the proceedings at each meeting. 


The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Society, disbursing them 
as directed by the General or Executive Committees, and shall present annually 
a full account of all receipts and disbursements. 

The Superintendent shall be under the direction of the Executive Committee, 
to whom he shall report quarterly, visit the churches of the Congregational order 
within the bounds of the Society's operations, with a view of deepening their 
interest in its work, and of securing liberal contributions for the Society, and 
shall explore new mission fields, secure missionaries for vacant churches, and 
have a general oversight of the interests and work of the Society. 

The Auditors shall examine the accounts of the Society when required, and 
make an annual audit of the Treasurer's books previous to the annual meeting of 
the Society. 

The General Committee shall exercise ail the corporate powers of the Society, 
have charge of the annual mission grants made to the churches, examine, employ 
and direct all the missionaries of the Society, and have a general supervision of 
its afiGEbirs. They shall present a report of the work of the Society at each of its 
annual meetings. 

The Executive Committee shall have full charge and power for the adminis- 
tration of the afiairs of the Society during the interval between the annual meet- 
ings of the General Committee ; shall receive all applications from churches for 
aid from the Society, and report thereon to the General Committee, to whom 
they shall also make an annual report of their proceedings. 


The Corporation shall meet annually on the first Wednesday after the first 
Sunday in June, at the place where the Congregational Union of Ontario and 
Quebec assembles. A public annual missionary meeting shall be held on the 
evening of the next day. Special meetings for the despatch of special business 
may be called by the Executive Committee at such time and place as may be 
deemed desirable, provided that a month's notice be given thereof. The General 
Committee shall hold their meetings at the same time and place as the Corpora- 
tion, at the call of the Secretary ; and the Executive Committee shall hold their 
quarterly meetings at the time and place it may be agreed upon. 


All sums of money specially collected, given or bequeathed for the purpose, 
together with the proceeds received from the sale of disused church property, 
shall form a Church Extension and Building Fund, which shall be invested by 
the Corporation, who may apply the income thereof by the General or Executive 
Committee by the way of loans, or otherwise, for the organization of churches in 
new fields, and for the erection and enlargement of places of worship where they 
may be required. 


Auxiliary branches of this Society may be formed in churches and localities, 
to co-operate in the work of the Society. Each branch shall, at least one month 
previous to the annual meeting of the Society, make an annual report to the 
Secretary, aud send to the Treasurer all funds collected on its behalf. 



Each missionary in the employment of this Society must be a regularly 
accredited member of a Congregational church, and shall endeavor faithfully to 
promote all the interests of the Congregational denomination in Canada. He 
shall send to the Secretary a half-yearly statement of his work, on or before the 
first day of December and May in each year, and furnish such statistical returns 
as may be called for. 


Each church requiring a missionary grant by the General Committee, must 
make application therefor through the Secretary, at least one month previous to 
the annual meeting of the Society, according to the printed forms provided, in 
which a certificate to the effect that all previous pledges of support to its pastor 
have been fulfilled, shall be inserted. Churches aided by this Society are required 
to make an annual collection for the funds, and to keep their property sufficiently 
insured ; and such churches acquiring property, shall have inserted in the Trust 
Deed a clause providing that in case the church shall at any time be disbanded 
or cease to exist, the property shall revert to the Society. 


Churches aided by this Society are required, as far as practicable, in the 
settlement and dismissal of pastors, to carry out the recommendations passed by 
the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, in 1876, in relation to Councils. 
In cases where this is impracticable, the sanction of the Executive Committee 
must be obtained before a settlement or dismissal of a pastor is consummated. 


The President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be the duly authorized persons 
on behalf of the General Committee, or the Executive Committee, to convey and 
accept conveyances of real estate, and to receive and discharge mortgages as 
advised from time to time by the Corporation, and shall affix the Corporation 
seal to all such legal documents when required. 


This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the 
members present at any annual meeting of the Society, one day's notice having 
previously been given of the proposed amendment, in writing. 




ZioN Congregational Church, 
Montreal, June 10, 1896. 

At 11 a.m., the Canada Congregational Missionary Society 
was called to order by its Chairman, Mr. Charles Cashing. 

On motion, Rev. R. Hopkin, Westmount, was appointed 
Minute Secretary. The chairman then called upon the Rev. A. 
F. McGregor, Secretary of the Society, to read his annual report. 

It was moved by R. W. McLachlan, seconded by Rev. R. Hay, 
"That the report pf the Secretary be received." It was however 
agreed in amendment, " That the report of the Treasurer be 
heard before the report of the Secretary be received and adopted, 
and that the two reports be discussed together." 

Mr. C. R. Black, the Treasurer of the Society, then presented 
his annual statement. 

Rev. W. H. Watson moved the adoption of the Treasurer's 
report. This was seconded by the Rev. Dr. Hindley. The fol- 
lowing spoke to the motion : — The Revs. W. T. Gunn, W. H. 
Warriner, E. M. Hill, J. L. Brown, Dr. Evans, Mr. John Black, 
Mr. George Scott, Rev. Dr. Sims, Rev. W. P. Jackson, Rev. John 

The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer of the Society 
were unanimously adopted. 

Rev. E. M. Hill, chairman of Nominating Committee, pre- 
sented the report of that committee, which recommended that 
the officers of last year be re-elected for another year. On 
motion, this report was adopted. 

It was moved by Rev. Prof. Warriner, and seconded, — That 
a hearty vote of thanks be tendered Rev. W. T. Gunn for his 
" Thermometer," on which was registered the missionary tem- 
perature of the churches, as viewed from a financial aspect. 
This resolution was adopted. 


Mr. R. S. Weir then moved, — 

That the C. C. M. S. ** Recommends the desirability of arranging with the 
pastors at central points in Ontario and Quebec, for the visitation of churches in 
their vicinity ; in order that the claims of the Society may be placed before these 

This resolution was duly seconded and carried. 

On tnotion of Rev. John Morton, seconded by Mr. Garlick, 
it was agreed, — 

** That the scheme of Amalgamation be the first business of the Society, 
until a decision Ib arrived at. " 

The following compose the Executive and General commit- 
tees, as recommended by the Nominating Committee : — 


Charles Gushing, B.C.L., President ; Rev. A. F. McGregor, 
Secretary ; Charles R. Black, Treasurer ; J. T. Hindley, Ph.D., 
Western Association ; Henry 0*Hara, Central Association ; Rev. 
Wm. Mcintosh, Eastern Association ; E. C. Evans, D.D., Quebec 
Association ; W. B. Forbush, Ph.D., Rev. J. W. Cox and James 
Woodrow, for the Maritime Provinces. 


Revs. J. K. Unsworth, J. W. Pedley, John Morton, 0. E. 
Bolton, W. Johnston, Thos. Sims, A. W. Richardson, J. R. Black. 
W. H. Warriner, E. M. Hill, A. W. Main, W. T. Gunn, and Messrs. 
J. Black, R. Y. Blythe, J. C. Copp, Geo. Scott, R. J. McElvey, P, 
J. McEwan, S. P. Leet, J. R. Dougall, R. W. McLachlan and J. 

Auditors —A. McA. Murphy and B. B. Stevenson. 

The Society adjourned at 12.20. 

Adjourned Session of the C. C. M. S., June 11, '96, 

Reading of minutes of previous meeting was dispensed with. 

On motion, it was agreed to take up the matter of Amalga- 
mation first. Some discussion ensued with regard to the length 
of time that should be allowed to each speaker ; it was finally 
agreed that the time limit should be left to the discretion of 
each speaker. 


Mr. Seth P. Leet then moved as follows, seconded by Rev. 
Robert Hay : — 

That whereas the Oongresational Union of Ontario and Quebec, at its last 
annual meeting, passed the following resolution : — 

** Resolved, — That the principle as put forth in Mr. Seth P. Leet's motion 
commends itself in general terms to our approval ; but as details are not fully 
considered, the matter be referred to the churches, associations and societies for 
further consideration, and report next year. " 

Now proceeding to accede to the request of the Union, this Society 
declares : — 

That it approves of the principle of said motion, to wit :— That it is desir- 
able that a closer union be brought about between the dififerent branches of the 
work of the churches, the churches themselves, and the sections of our Dominion, 
in relation to the work of our churches. We recommend that a committee be 
appointed to act with similar committees of the Union, and other Societies, if 
they shall appoint one, to further consider this matter ; and if said committee 
shall deem any scheme of closer union to be feasible, that they shall present a 
report thereon at the next annual meeting of the Union, and of this Society. 

Mr. C. R. Black moved in amendment, seconded by Mr. R. 
W. McLachlan : — 

That this Society, while always most desirous to accept any suggestion 
which in its opinion would tend to increase its usefulness, and more thoroughly 
engage the co-operation of all our churches in the great work which it has in 
charge, does not feel called upon to sive up its corporate existence as a Society, 
in oraer to be absorbed, along with the other Congregational institutions, into a 
new and untried body yet to be formed and given a corporate existence by Act 
of Parliament. 

That this Society has been working harmoniously with our Canadian 
churches for more than forty years ; that the Act of Incorporation was the 
result of an agreement between the Society and the Congregational Union of 
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, in consideration of which the Society became 
the Trustee of certain funds belonging to the Congregationalists of Nova Scotia 
and New Brunswick. That the Society recognizes the principle that to its sub- 
scribers belongs the right of controlling the administration of its affiiirs ; for all 
of which reasons, and many others which might be named, this Society cannot 
consent to its amalgamation with the proposed new Congregational Union. 

At the same time, recognizing the fact that a desire has been expressed for 
more intimate connection between the existing Congregational Union, and the 
various Congregational Societies, and in order to give effect to such desire, with- 
out changing the character of the present Constitution of the Union, it is also 
Resolved, that the desired result may be attained with far less friction, and much 
more harmony, if the recent action of the Congregational Union of England and 
Wales were followed, — by enlarging the Committee of the Union, and electing 
upon said committee a certain number of members from the committees and 
boards of the other Societies. 

This meeting therefore recommends that the Union be requested to refer 
the matter to a joint committee, consisting of the officers of the Union and the 
officers of the other Congregational institutions to consider, and report next 


A very general discussion on the question of Amalgamation 
then ensued, a number of the brethren taking part. 

Meeting adjourned at 12.20 p.m. 

Thursday Evening. 

The meeting was opened by singing the hymn, " King of 
Love my Shepherd is." 

The Rev. G. E. Read conducted responsive reading, and 
Rev. W. Mcintosh led in prayer. After the singing of another 
hymn, addresses were given on the " Mission Field," by Revs. 
Robert Hay of Eaton, Que., J. P. Gerrie, B.A., Toronto, and 
Hugh Pedley of Winnipeg. 

A collection was taken in aid of Home Missions. 

Rev. Smith Baker, D.D., then gave an address on " Chris- 
tian Experience necessary in Christian Work." 

The meeting was closed with the Doxology, and Benediction 
by Rev. Hugh Pedley. 

Friday, June 12. 

The Canada Congregational Missionary Society was called 
to order by its chairman, Mr. Charles Gushing, at 11.15 a.m. 
The chairman vacated the chair, and called upon Mr. J. C. Copp 
to preside. 

Moved by Rev. Dr. Sims, seconded by Rev. Wm. Johnston, 
— •• That Resolution as moved by Mr. Seth P. Leet be substituted 
for existing motion and amendments." After some discussion, 
the chairman ruled Dr. Sims' motion out of order. 

The question of Amalgamation, or Closer Union, was then 
taken up, and discussion was entered into, on this question. Mr. 
Charles Gushing spoke at length in favor of Amalgamation, and 
quoted the opinions of several eminent Baptists in support of his 

On motion, it was agreed to adjourn the debate until after 

1.15 p.m. The G. C. M. S. resumed its session. Mr. Chas. 
Cushing in the chair. After prayer by Mr. J. R. Dougall, the 
discussion on Amalgamation was continued. 



Mr. A. McA. Murphy moved an amendment, seconded by 
Mr. J. R Dougall, which was as follows : — 

That this Society, while desirous of promoting, by all means in its power, 
Closer Union bttween the different bran<mes of the work being done by our 
churches and societies, declares that it cannot now approve of the scheme com- 
monly described as the ** Amalgamation Scheme," suggested by Mr. S. P. Leet ; 
bat resolves that a committee be now appointed, to act with any other commit- 
tee that may be formed by the Union and other Societies, to consider how best 
to secure more efficient co-operation. 

Mr. C. R. Black withdrew his amendment of the day before. 

Rev. Dr. Sims then moved an amendment to the amend- 
ment, which was afterwards withdrawn. 

Mr. Murphy's resolution was unanimously carried. 

Moved by Mr. Leet, and seconded by Dr. Evans, — That this 
Society be represented by its President, Secretary, and Treas- 
urer, on the committee which it is proposed to appoint, to bring 
in a recommendation on " Closer Union." — Carried, 

The singing of " Praise God/' etc., brought this session of 
the C. C. M. S. to a close. 

Robert Hopkin, 

Minute Secretary. 


ITH a union of churches as with individuals 
there is a disparity between the ideal and 
the actual ; between what has been done 
and what remains to be done. A review of 
the past year's work of this Society, while 
supplying material for thanksgiving, does 
not inspire a spirit of complacency. In 
the circumstances, the consciousness that 
much more might be accomplished is un- 

The past year was one of many changes, 
and of severe testing. Several new execu- 
tive officers were called on to take the places of experienced and 
able men. It goes, therefore, without saying, that a process of 


re-adjustment would oflfer points for fair criticism. The valuable 
services rendered by Rev. John Wood, as Secretary, and by Kev. 
S. N. Jackson, as Treasurer, laid the Society under a debt of great 
obligation, an obligation that met with some recognition, however 
inadequate. The Society would also record its deep sense of the 
loss sustained through the removal, by death, of the Rev. Dr. 
Cornish, who manifested not only in his ofBcial relations to the 
Society, but in his private capacity, a living and constant interest 
in its work during all the years of his presence amongst us. In 
this, as in other departments of our work, he will long be misseS. 

The new business basis on which the work of the year was 
begun, and the almost unprecedented depression in the business 
world at large, aflfected seriously the financial operations of the 
Missionary Churches. Inasmuch as the Treasurer s Report will 
furnish in detail, the contributions from the Churches and the 
grants made to them, it may suffice here to notice, that the 
grants have not in the aggregate, been less than they were in 
the preceding year. The grants for 1894J-95 amounted to 
$4,167.83. The grants for 1895-96, amount to $4,327.83. 

The entire receipts of the year have been $26,223.01. The 
expenditure has amounted to $22,992.24. 

The instructions of the General Committee last June, to the 
Executive Committee, in the matter of the right basis on which 
to proceed in the making of grants, made some disappointment 
on the part of some, at least, of the churches almost inevitable. 
Not willingly, certainly, would any member of the Executive 
inflict needless hardship on any of our faithful missionary 
pastors. It would have been a great joy not to have been com- 
pelled to any such course. 

It is gratifying to be able to report that the steps taken to 
re-awaken the interest of our friends in the Old Land, in the 
Christian work carried on by our Society, proved successful. 
The cordial thanks of this Society are, therefore, again rendered 
to the Colonial Missionary Society, for their grant of £150 
sterling, placed at our disposal towards the extinction of the 
debt. It is pleasing also to record the fidelity with which 
churches and individuals redeemed the pledges given at Hamil- 
ton, last year, in this behalf. The practical sympathy thus shown 
by C. E. Societies and Sunday Schools, through mite-box ofier- 
ings, and other methods of contributing, gives proof of their 
interest in Home Missionary work ; an interest which waits for 
yet larger development and extension. 


The work among the Scandanavians of Alberta, N. W. T., 
presents points of great interest and promise. The Rev. A. 
Linde received ordination last year, at the hands of the Congre- 
gational brethren in Montreal, and he is now settled, we trust, 
as the permanent pastor of the Emmanuel Scandanavian Con- 
gregational Church. The work is yet in its formative state ; 
requiring, therefore, every assistance possible. It is indeed a 
good investment of the moral sympathies and funds of the Con- 
gregational Missionary Societies of this and of the Mother 

The year has witnessed its full quota of pw^toral resigna- 
tions and removals ; whether in the spirit of a widespread rest- 
lessness which would change the place, only, perhaps, to keep 
the pain, or from causes beyond the control of the pastors, it 
would be difficult, in every case, to say. It would seem, how- 
ever, as if we were threatened with an itinerancy without 
method. Rev. H. C. Mason left Brandon for Vancouver ; Rev. 
J. C. Madill left Sarnia for Hope Church, Toronto ; Rev. George 
Fuller left Stratford for London, England ; Rev. Dr Mote left 
Wingham for the United States; Kev. W. S. Pritchard left 
Bowmanville for Chicago, to pursue further Theological studies 
there ; Rev. Thomas Hall resigned his work in Port St. Charles ; 
Rev. R. Hopkin, late of Listowel, has taken up the work in 
West mount ; Rev. George E. Read left Fitch Bay for Rock 
Island, Canada; Rev. James Blesedell resigned his charge in 
Pleasant River, JNova Scotia ; and Rev. Jacob W. Cox has just 
resigned in Economy. 

Mr. A. B. Secord has supplied Barrie for the past year ; and 
Mr. Charles R. Ashdown is supplying Bowmanville for the sum- 

The history of several churches for the past year has only 
accentuated the need of greater care in making pastoral settle- 
ments. We must keep out of our pulpits vagrant and unworthy 
men. And while we would not for a moment disparage the 
occasional introduction of worthy men from other lands, we 
should be unmistakably loyal to our own Canadian men — our 
College-trained and time-tested men. Christian character should 
count for more than mere platform oratory, and Denominational 
service than vulgar sensationalism. 

In reference to the methods of work adopted by our Society, 
we are not unwilling to consider whether by a change of method 
in any department, an increase of funds would be secured, and 


a larger work overtaken. If there be " a great ungrasped oppor- 
tunity" let the situation be thoroughly and wisely surveyed. 
We dare not predicate finality as to any of our methods or 
achievements. It might be well that steps should be taken to 
better develop our missionary work by provinces and districts, 
through missionary committees in connection with each of the 
Associations. By explicitly defining the duties of such Mis- 
sionary Committees, and by honoring their action, a great deal 
of excellent work could be done for our Society, as is done by 
our provincial and county Christian Endeavor Missions, and at 
little or no expense to the Society. The immense distances from 
point to point of our Canadian fields, renders travelling very 
expensive where the work is left to one or to a few persons. It 
would therefore seem that our circumstances, financially and geo- 
graphically, require that we use our local forces and resources to 
the very best advantage. Care, however, must be exercised, 
lest too much dependence be placed on externals. A more 
aggressive and successful activity along all lines will be seen, 
when, as church members we exchange our incomplete surrender 
to the Master for whole-souled consecration to the unexpressibly 
sacred cause of the faith of Christ. 

By the Spirit's blessing great things have been done by this 
Society ; and to-day we are enjoying rare and rich privileges. 
Let us look up and work on ; and we shall find that any dark- 
ness that may surround our work is more apparent than real. 
With brave hearts, patient waiting, and steady work, our dif- 
ficulties will be overcome one by one. Owning to one Lord, and 
one faith, we shall be able to realize one baptism. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. F. McGregor, Secretary, 

treasurer's report. 197 




Lake Shore and Ebenezer, — Rev. D. S. Bamilton, B.A. 
(Declst, 1895): 

This report will embrace from May Ist to Nov. 27th, making a period 
of 31 weeks. Daring that time 1 have conducted two preaching services 
each week, with the exception of two or three weeks when absent from 
home ; and }>esides preached every Sunday afternoon for five or six weeks 
in July and August at a summer resort, in the neighborhood of Lake Shore 
Church. I also attended or conducted two Christian Endeavor and church 
prayer-meetings each week. The C. E. prayer-meeting attendance at 
Ebenezer would average over 50. During this period I have made over 150 
visits among the people, and have had personal conversation with many 
regarding their spiritual condition. At the Lake Shore there have been ten 
additions to church membership on profession of faith, since May 1st, 1895 ; 
though three of these who joined Ma^ 12th were mentioned in my previous 
report. And at Ebenezer /our have joined. You will notice that while the 
Lake Shore congregation is much smaller than Ebenezer, there have been 
more additions at the former ; owing to the fact that we have had revival 
services at the Lake Shore more recently than at Ebenezer. 

June 1st. — Special services were held at Ebenezer in March, 
with very favorable results. The total uniting with the two 
churches during the past year is seventeen. Two old and highly 
esteemed members have been removed by death, Mr. Duncan 
Campbell and Mrs. E. Lloyd. Mr. Hamilton has received and 
accepted the call to labor in Pt. St. Charles, Montreal. 

Sarnia. — Samia Church has had a chequered history for 
the past year. The pastoral tie was severed, and the vacancy is 
now critical. Rev. J. C. Madill has been called to the pastorate 
of Hope Church, Toronto. 

Kincardine.^'Rev, C. E. Bolton (Jan., 1896) : 

We began work in the field on April 14, 1895. When we arrived we 
found the church somewhat disorganized, in fact it never has been organized 
as a Congregational church. For years a deacon did everything about the 
church. At the church the morning service is chiefly attended by the elder 
people, and will average from a hundred to one hundred and twenty-five. 
The evening service is almost wholly attended by young people, who come 


from every direction, sometimes five and six miles. It is the only evening 
service outside of the village for miles ; so that it is a centre. I hold a ser- 
vice in a school-house two and half miles away in the afternoon with, an 
attendance of sixty and upward. I have been holding service in other 
school-houses week evenings, with a good attendance ; some weeks two. 

Watford. — Kev. A. Margrett, pastor : 

The church and parsonage have been repaired and beautified at a cost 
of $700. The membership increased ; finances improving. Harmony pre- 
vails, and the church stands well in the community. I visit three public 
schools within three miles of the manse, and give half an hour of religious 
instruction to each every week. This work commends itself to the people 
of all denominations. No other minister has entered upon this work. The 
church has paid me 91^ since coming here in April, 1894. No family has 
been unvisited in all this field, scattered though the families are. 

Stratford. — Rev. Geo. Fuller reporting for Jan. 27, 1895, to 
Jan. 26, 1896, states that he conducted 156 preaching and 
prayer-meeting services. Average attendance at each of the 
services 70 ; week night 20. Three joined on profession and by 
letter. Mr. Fuller accepted a call to labor in the old land. The 
church is now supplied by Rev. G. Trotter Carr. 

Carrie.— Mr. Albert Secord (Nov. 30, 1895) : 

1 began my labors here on June 9th ; and after preaching some three 
Sundays received a very unanimous invitation to remain as pastor, which I 
accepted ; and which choice has not proved seemingly to be unwise. The 
work is going on nicely, all things being hopeful and encouraging. The 
attendance at the two preaching services on the Lord's Day has increased ; 
the average at the morning service for the six months being 64, and at the 
evening service 100. Made 290 pastoral calls. Nine added to the church ; 
three by letter, six by profession ; five of whom were by conversion within 
this year. Treasurer reports all bills paid, including pastor's salary. 
Denominational objects have been supported. 

May 4, 1896. — Ten new members have been received ; 240 pastoral 
calls made. Expect to leave here by July 1st, so as to attend College. 

June, 1896. — Total membership 80. Amount raised for pastor for the 
year, $312 ; and for C. C. M. S., J66. 

Listowel. — Kev. R. Hopkin (Jan., 1896). One hundred and 
eighty-six visits made. Indications of spiritual growth. Excel- 
lent special collections for church improvement, etc., taken. 
An excellent Woman's Missionary Society carrying on work. 
Finances better than for years. Mr. Hopkin has been called to 
take charge of the work in Westmount, Montreal, and the 
church secured without delay the services of Mr. Matthew 
Kelly, a graduate of our College. 


Hamiltoriy iTnmanuel. — Rev. W. H. Watson (Dec, 1895) : 

We have but 17 of the original 40 members m good standing with us at 
present. We have a solid membership of 40. We are holding our own in 
numbers, and getting a better financial standing, our receipts being con- 
siderably more per Sabbath than six months ago. My salary has been paid 
very faithfully by the church. We held special meetings lately for a month, 
and the spiritual life of the church was revived. We have gained five and 
lost five during seven months. 

May 26, 1896. — Our membership is 53, after dropping from the roll 17. 
We are raising $10.50 per Sabbath ; we need for local expenses 913.50. 
This is raised by special efforts ; and $85 interest yearly. It is most essen- 
tial that this cause be fostered two years more, to the full extent of the 
Society's powers. I have not lost faith in the cause. 

St Catharines.— Rev, W. W. Smith (Dec. 30th, 1895): 

Nineteen accessions following the work of the revival workers, Crossley 
and Hunter. Visits for the year, 418. (This report, includes the whole 
of 1895, as you had no report from me in the summer.) I think all our 
people give the tenth to the Lord ; but where there are so few, and the 
recent additions do not add to our financial strength, we cannot do much 
beyond keeping up ordinances among us. We are hampered by an unsuit- 
able building. Ladies' Aid and C. E. Society lend their helping hand. My 
salary is paid promptly. 

May 21, 1896. — The Sunday School is large and efiicient, and it con- 
tinually tends to widen our church circle. 

Wingham. — Rev. Dr. Mote resigned. The church greatly 
weakened, by reason of difficulties connected with his resigna- 
tion. In May a call was given to the Rev. H. E. Mason, of 
Howick, who is at present laboring hopefully there. 

Toronto, Broadview Ave. — Rev. J. P. Gerrie, B.A., (Jan. 
1896) : 

Our financial position has greatly brightened, though there is and will 
be a severe strain upon our people. The present membership is 117. 
Average attendance at Sunday School, 180. The giving of our members is 
largely in excess of that of other churches surrounding us. 

April 6, 1896. — The congregations are, I believe, much larger than at 
any time in our history. All claims of interest have been met, and the first 
instalment of $100 on the $1,000 mortgage has been paid. The C. E. 
Society is doing excellent work. 

Bovmianville, — Rev. W. S. Pritchard, B.A. (Dec. 9, 1895), 
writing from Chicago Theological Seminary : 

This report covers the period from May 1st to Dec. 1st, 1895. Of this 
period 1 served the church from May 1st to Sept. 8th, at which time I left 
for an additional session's study in Chicago Theological Seminary ; the 
church having granted me leave of absence in accordance with the agree- 


ment specified in my call. During my absence the pulpit has been con- 
stantly and ably supplied, most of the time by Congregational ministers ; 
all the services of the church have been continued, and the attendance has 
fallen off but slightly. I made 120 calls. One added to the church by pro- 
fession, and one by letter. My salary, including all deficits, paid. 

The church is supplied by Student Chas. R. Ashdown, of 
our College. 

Ottawa, First Church, — Rev. Wm. Mcintosh (June 3, 1896). 
Building up a poor broken down church in a city is slow and 
hard work. Everything of social power is against it. But our 
people are hopeful. Membership, 11 o ; debt, $10,000 ; amount 
raised for pastor, $875 ; for C. C. M. S., $60. 


Winnipeg, Maple St, — Rev. D. H. Jacobs, (May, 1896), the 
present pastorate commenced in Jan., 1895. Average attendance 
at Sunday School is 115. All current expenses fully met, and the 
last instalment of the debt on the building due to the Colonial 
M. S. paid. The people are quite hopeful. Increased accommo- 
dation required. 

Brandon. — Rev. J. C. Watt, of our College, has been called 
to succeed Rev. H. C. Mason, now of Vancouver, B.C., and the 
outlook is bright for Brandon. 


Alberta. — Rev. A. Lindfe (May 23, 1896). The Scandinavian 
Emmanuel Church have secured the pastoral services of Rev. A. 
Lindfe, who was ordained last year to this work under the hands 
of the Congregational brethren in Montreal. Twenty members 
are reported at one of the stations of Witaskiwin, twelve at 
another, and 120 adherents. About 1,000 souls are in the dis- 
trict covered by this mission. The work is still in a formative 
stage, the missionary grant is $400, and church property is 
being secured and improved. A great work is opening out in 
this district. 


Montreal, Pt. St. Charles. — Rev. Thos. Hall, M.A., resigned 
the pastorate of this church in April last ; and the church has 
called the Rev. D. S. Hamilton, B.A., of Forest, to succeed him. 



There are 178 members, a debt on the Institute of $10,000, and 
the amount raised for the pastor was at the rate of $650 per 
year. The field is not an easy one^ but calls for gospel work. 

Eaton. — Rev. Robert Hay (Jan. 7, 1896) : 

Preached three times each Sunday ; twice at Eaton, and once in two 
weeks either at Birchton, Cookshire, or Sawyerville. I attend two Sunday 
Schools each Sunday, and teach a Bible Class in each. There is also a 
C. E. Society doing good work, which 1 attend. The Ladies' Aid Society 
furnished a prayer-meeting room, and repaired the church building. 

May, 1896. — 1 have made on an average about ten pastoral visits a 
week. Four were added to the church at the last communion service. 

The 25 per cent, reduction of grant of the present year falls upon the 
pastor, and has been borne without complaint ; but could hardly be endured 
another year. Sixty-one members ; $350 raised for the pastor. 

Melboume, — Rev. Sampson Nichols. The churches in this 
field being eight miles apart ; the long drives are felt by the 
pastor, who has been unused to such journeys. The cause is 
weak, but the people are appreciative and generous. The pastor 
works faithfully on. 

Franklin Centre, — Rev. J. L. Brown (Jan., 1896). Average 
attendance at services on Sunday, 50 at a.m., and 75 at p.m. ; 
weekly prayer-meeting average 15 ; Sunday School attendance 
20; Bible Class 10 at same hour. About 50 pastoral visits 
made during the six months. Two members added. The 
church will likely always be a missionary one, but is by no 
means a dead church. Loyalty to the local church is not strong 
in the district. Population has decreased during the last. 20 
years. The cities attract our young people. Fifty members in 
our church ; $400 raised for the pastor during year ending 
June, 1896. 

Ayer's Flat— Rev. Churchill Moore (May 28, 1896) : 

Religious belief in this neighborhood is heterogeneous. Being the only 
resident minister in the place, I am expected to visit 75 families, greatly 
scattered. 1 preach on Sunday at Ayer's Flat and Boynton ; there is a 
Sunday School at each place. I attend them both. 1 sometimes teach the 
Bible Class at Ayer's Flat. We have a good G. £. Society, making its 
influence felt, although in existence but eight months. Card-playing is 

The new church at Boynton is clear of debt. No manse on the field ; 
hence the pastor must pay rent out of his small salary of $600. But we 
have much to thank and praise Gk)d for. 



Truro.— Rev. John Wood (May, 1896) : 

The special evaagelistic services referred to in my December report, in 
which our people took a lively interest, as well as their full share of work, 
resulted in at least a temporary quickening of spiritual life, and, it is hoped, 
a number of true conversions. Over thirty persons among us professed a 
purpose to be henceforth followers of Christ. In addition to the twelve 
who united with the church, several united with other churches, while some 
whom we expected to come in, have deferred doing so. The attendance 
has varied with the seasons and the weather. La grippe, and that equally 
enervating complaint known as ''Sunday sickness," incurable by any 
material remedies, have somewhat affected us at times, but we are slowly 
making headway, and living down the phophecy of a speedy collapse. Our 
Sunday School is doing fairly well, and we have recently organized a Junior 
Christian Endeavor Society, which grows in interest. We paid off $200 of 
debt during 1895. Contributions to Home and Foreign Missions are ahead 
of last year, and local finances are looking up. We have plenty to keep us 
humble ; may the Lord Himself exalt us in due time. 

Kingsport. — Rev. E. C. W. MacCoU. The failure of the 
ship-building industry compels heads of families to seek employ- 
ment in other regions. Congregations range from 50 to 90; 
Sunday School averages 40. The Y. P. S. C. E. church in 
winter combines with the prayer-meeting, pastor and endeavorers 
leading alternately. One hopeful case of conversion reported. 

Economy. — Rev. J. W. Cox, B.A. The pastor writing under 
date of May 28, states that he has resigned his charge owing to 
the church being unable to meet its financial obligations. "My 
work with the young has been pleasant and profitable : with the 
exception of three weeks of sickness, have been able to fill all 
my engagements." 

Ghebogne.—RQV, D. W. Purdon (Nov. 29, 1895) : 

Sunday School, Ladies' Auxiliary Missionary Society '* Busy Bee " Band, 
week night Bible Class — continue their regular work. Among old and young, 
however, there is a backwardness in confessing Christ by uniting with the 

May 15, 1896. — Stormy weather, bad roads, and long absences through 
sickness, have broken into our work. Yet there are good evidences of 
devout hearing, and of spiritual growth. Sabbath congregations range 
from 25 to 60. Week night service from 10 to 20. Received one and dis- 
missed four. Missionary and denominational objects have been well 

Milton.— Rqw a. Braine (Feb. 10. 1896): 


The Milbtm friends have many causes for gratitude on behalf of their 
church work for the past year. After the church had been closed for two 
years, resulting in great depression and discouragement among the scattered 
Congregationalists, they are cheered by the fact that its doors have been 
again opened, and the services sustained and appreciated so well during the 
year. Their expectations have been agreeably exceeded in all departments 
of church work. Considering the losses by death, removals, and causes 
contingent on a shut-up church, the services have all been well attended. 
The evening services especially are encouraging, from the fact that a num- 
ber of men come in to fill up the back seats, who seem deeply interested 
and impressed with the services. Members have also been admitted to the 
church. The Sunday School has been re-opened, which, with the adult 
Bible Class, opens a very encouraging outlook. The Ladies' Aid Society 
continues itis good work, and has not relaxed its efforts from the first ; con- 
tinuing its steady work during the whole time the church was closed. The 
younger ladies also carry on a sewing circle during the winter months. The 
Christian Endeavor Society, under the superintendence of Mr. F. Hutchin- 
son, is doing a noble work. Toung ladies of the church pay visits at poor 
cottages, and with the aged people. 

Keswick Ridge. N. £.— Rev. S. Sykes (March 20, 1896) : 

My field, in a sort of semi-circular form, embraces an area of over 30 
miles. Seven preaching stations. At Keswick Ridge we have a church 
with a seating capacity of 250. A Y. P. S. C. E. and Sunday School, both 
of untold benefit to the church and the community. We work side by side 
with the Baptists, and we do not **fall out by the way." The time will 
come when this large circuit may be worked by a younger man, with 
carriage and bicycle, and snow-shoes! *' Ladies' Aid" and H. M. S. do 
good work. By them church and manse are kept insured and repaired, and 
yearly aid given in making up financial deficiencies. Soon may our mission- 
ary debt be all cleared away, and the sun of prosperity return to cheer us all ! 

Pleasant River, iV. S. — Rev. James Blesedell (Jan., 1896) : 
We have been compelled to drop our work here. During the 
half year we received into communion four persons, baptized 
four children, raised for C. C. M. S., $10.52 ; for general purpose, 
$32; for minister's salary, $114. Mr. Blesedell held special 
services at Liverpool for several weeks, and desires to remain in 
Canada rather than cross to the United States, if only a door of 
opportunity is opened. 

Liverpool, N. S. — Rev. G. W. Ball. The church building 
here was totally destroyed by fire on Sept. 8th, 1895, and the 
members are now erecting another edifice. It is to be hoped 
that every assistance possible will be given to this courageous 
people, so that the good work carried on by the church in years 
past may be continued with God's blessing. 

A. F. McGregor, 

Secretary G. G. M. 8. 
Woodstock, Ont., July, 1896. 



Bank of Toronto Chambers, 

Montreal, 31st May, 1896. 

For Year ending May Slat, 1896. 

In commencing my report of last year I said, I accepted the 
position of Treasurer " with a full knowledge of the unfortunate 
" state into which the finances had drifted, and with a hearty 
" desire to endeavor, to the best of my ability, to obtain an equi- 
" librium between the receipts and disbursements." 

This desire, I am happy to say, has now been accomplished, 
and it is a great pleasure to be able to congratulate the Society 
upon the fact that the debt has been wiped out, and that for the 
first time, since 1883, there is a surplus in the Treasury at the 
end of the year. 

The financial statements which accompany this report give 
full information regarding the total receipts and disbursements, 
the General Mission Fund, the Shurtleff Mission Fund, the George 
Robertson Evangelistic Fund, and the Church Extension and 
Building Fund. The statements have been duly audited by the 
Society s auditors, Messrs. A. McA. Murphy and B. B. Stevenson. 

The cash statement shows a large amount of money on 
hand, at the closing date, caused by some investment money 
having been paid in quite lately ; but since then about two 
thousand dollars have been invested on mortgage, and no doubt 
other satisfactory investments will present themselves before 

The General Mission Fund account, which last year showed 
a deficit of $1,496.55, now shows a credit balance of $4-05.02. In 
connection with this surplus, however, it must not be forgotten 
that as the mission grants are made from July to July, payable 
at the end of each quarter, and the last quarterage was paid on 
April 1st, it follows that two-thirds of the current quarters 
grants have already been earned. Taking this into account, the 
surplus will be swallowed up. and will practically leave a short- 
age of about $160. 

treasurer's report. 205 

Still the financial position is now one of great encourage- 
ment, as for the first time in many years the Society is free from 
the incubus of debt, while our constituents increased their con- 
tributions last year by $1,245. 

And here let me say that the Society owes a debt of grati- 
tude to our friends of the Colonial Missionary Society of London, 
inasmuch as their offer of help in the reduction of the debt 
stimulated our friends here to do their share. 

As some misunderstanding may exist in the minds of those 
who were at the last meeting in Hamilton, and heard the cable 
message read from the Colonial Missionary Society, offering 
*•' £250 towards clearing off the deficiency, provided we raised 
the rest within a month, and thus avoid all cutting down of 
grants," it may be well here to state that correspondence elicited 
the fact that the offer of £250 was based on the idea that our 
deficiency was much larger than our last statement showed, con- 
sequently they withdrew this offer. 

Several letters passed between the two Societies, and in 
August I notified the Colonial Missionary Society of the action 
of the Executive (instructed by the General Committee) in reduc- 
ing by twenty-five per cent, the amounts passed, tentatively, at 
the meeting in June. Further correspondence ensued, which 
resulted in the C. M. S. making a new proposal, viz., that they 
should grant us £150, provided we paid the balance of the debt, 
did not decrease the amount paid in grants, and secured our 
share before the end of May. 

We accepted this proposal and agreed that we should spend 
no less an amount in missionary grants this year than we did 
last year. When our half of the debt had been paid in, I notified 
the Colonial Missionary Society of the fact, sending them at the 
same time a statement showing the grants paid to each church 
last year and this year, and also showing an increase in the 
amount paid of $160. 

In reply to this they at once sent the £150 promised. 

The debt at May 31st, 1895, was $1,496 55 

The £150 sent by the C. M. S. realized $730 00 

The Canadian Subscriptions were 854 75 

1,584 75 

Leaving balance towards the General Fund of $ 88 20 


I now submit a statement showing the amounts subscribed 
by each church for general mission purposes, and for the debt, 
by districts, and a comparison with the amounts subscribed last 
year; also a summary of all contributions, church, personal, 
special and C. C. Woman's Board. The C. C. W. B. M. deserves the 
hearty thanks of the Society for their very material assistance, 
during last year, which it is to be hoped will continue, and pos- 
sibly increase. 




GiiURCiiiB. O.M.F. 

Brantford $ 70 10 

Forest, Central, for two years 35 01 

II Plympton, for two years 11 20 

Frome 3 70 

Fergus 5 00 


Guelph 36 42 

Hamilton, Ist 100 00 

M Immanuel 56 00 

Howick 8 63 

Kincardine, for two years 24 66 

Lake Shore and Ebenezer 10 57 

Listowel 11 00 

London 1st 27 35 

Huniber Summit, late Mrs. Wallis 

New Durham 5 00 

Paris 57 00 

Scotland, two years 45 54 

Stratford 9 00 

St. Catharines 

Tilbury East 17 00 

VVingham 33 00 

Woodstock 54 00 

Warwick, Zion 


Clinton , J, Rowell 



last year. 

1 10 00 

$ 80 10 
35 01 

$ 67 50 

11 20 

2 00 

3 70 

6 75 

5 00 

15 00 

15 00 

^ 42 

47 52 

20 00 

120 00 

100 00 

10 00 

66 00 

62 34 

5 00 

13 63 

20 00 

44 66 

10 00 

20 67 

19 20 

5 00 

16 00 

23 25 

27 35 

9 00 

3 00 

3 00 
5 00 

30 00 

87 00 

63 15 

10 00 

55 54 
9 00 

10 00 

10 00 

10 00 

17 00 

12 00 

33 00 

52 50 

26 00 

79 00 

59 00 

7 50 

7 50 

7 50 

7 50 

5 00 

5 00 


$620 18 $193 00 $813 18 $540 71 



Chukciibs. 6.M.F. Debt. 

Barrie $ 32 00 $ 30 00 

BowmanviUe 15 00 

Edgar 15 00 

Rugby 6 00 

Toronto, Northern 39 05 60 00 

II B. View Ave., two years 14 31 

,1 Zion 9 90 

M Western 10 00 

Branch C.C.W.B.M 10 00 

II Rev. J. Salmon 10 00 

„ A Friend 10 00 

Port Perry, Miss R. Horton 2 00 

Ministerial Member 1 00 

StouflFville 1 00 

$ 62 00 

last year. 

$ 38 00 

15 00 

20 30 

15 00 

23 60 

6 00 

7 00 

99 05 

20 OC 

14 31 

9 90 

10 00 

15 00 

10 00 

10 00 

10 00 

2 00 

1 00 

1 00 

$132 26 $133 00 $265 26 $123 90 

Lanark, two years $ 77 75 $ 10 00 

Middleville 20 00 

Martintown . . 24 51 

Maxville & St. Elmo 72 30 

Kingston, 1st, two years 49 68 

Bethel 23 42 10 00 

M Calvary 10 00 

Ottawa 49 86 10 00 

Vankleek Hill 3 00 

$ 87 75 

$ 13 00 

20 00 

43 00 

24 51 

22 32 

72 30 

66 33 

49 68 

33 42 

23 90 

10 00 

100 00 

59 86 

3 00 

$327 52 $ 33 00 $360 52 $268 55 


CowansvUle $ 28 11 $ 40 00 $ 68 11 $ 30 00 

Danville 77 00 10 00 87 00 67 04 

Eaton 18 75 18 75 5 00 

Fitch Bay 6 60 6 60 14 60 

Franklin Centre 9 38 6 00 15 38 1270 

Granby 66 15 43 16 109 31 88 00 

Melbourne 2 67 2 67 100 

Montreal, Emmanuel 536 89 85 00 621 89 534 07 

Calvary 103 55 47 87 15142 150 70 

Zion 57 05 5 00 62 05 72 39 

Point St. Charles 84 80 30 00 114 80 102 05 

Rock Island 22 60 22 50 

Sherbrooke 72 20 115 50 187 70 70 2.-) 

Waterville 22 50 22 50 57 64 

$1,108 15 $382 23 $1,490 68 $1,205 44 



N. S. & N, B. 

6. M. F. 

Baker's Settlement $ 3 27 

Beach Meadows 5 00 

Chebogae 16 00 

Economy 29 17 

Hemford 3 24 

Keswick Ridge 17 10 

Kingsport 12 00 

Milton 15 38 

Pleasant River 8 01 

Sheffield 46 78 

St. John 71 00 

Truro 25 08 

Yarmouth 20 00 

Margaree 12 29 

Scotch Lake 3 70 

Scotch Settlement 2 20 

Lower Selmah 

1290 22 


10 00 
4 00 

20 72 
30 00 
10 00 
23 50 

5 00 


$ 3 27 

15 00 

20 00 

29 17 

3 24 

17 10 

12 00 

15 38 

8 0] 

67 50 

101 00 

35 08 

43 50 

12 29 

3 70 

2 20 

5 00 

last year. 

^4 75 

16 00 

23 50 

15 70 

5 05 
57 30 
18 50 
33 81 

4 25 

52 45 

106 30 

20 00 

37 00 

5 32 

$103 22 $393 44 |399 93 


Winnipeg, Central, two years $186 90 

Brandon 30 00 

$216 90 

$10 00 

$10 00 

$196 90 
30 00 

$226 90 


1895-96. Increase 


G.M.F. Debt. Totals. 1894-95. 1895-96. 

Ontario Western Dist. $ 620 18 $ 193 00 $ 813 18 $ 559 82 $ 253 36 

'< Central Dist. 122 26 133 00 265 26 131 64 133 62 

'' Eastern Dist. 327 52 33 00 360 52 268 55 91 97 

$1079 96 $359 00 $1438 96 $960 01 $478 95 

Quebec 1108 15 382 53 1490 68 1249 24 24144 

N. S. &N. B 290 22 103 22 393 44 425 88 ♦32 44 

Manitoba 216 90 10 00 226 90 226 90 

$2695 23 $854 75 $3549 98 $2635 13 $914 85 

Increase $914 85 

* Decrease. 

treasurer's report. 209 


Where from 1895-96 1894-95 Increase 

Quebec ^ $187 50 

Ontario *. 79 00 

United States 10 00 

$276 50 $25 00 

Collection at Annual Meeting 31 01 48 00 

Collection Union N. S. & N. B 4 90 8 51 

$312 41 181 51 230 90 

C. C. Women's Board of Missions 600 00 500 00 100 00 

Total increase in Canadian Contributions for the year $1245 75 

Total amount of Canadian Contributions for 1895-96 $4462 39 

Total amount of Canadian Contributions for 1894-95 3216 64 

Increase $1245 75 


At the meeting in Hamilton last year this matter occupied 
the serious attention of the General Committee. The state of 
the finances, as shown by the Treasurer's report was discourag- 
ing ; and in view of the principle adopted at the last meeting 
that the previous year's net receipts for general mission purposes 
should govern the amount apportioned for grants for the suc- 
ceeding year ; and also in view of the fact that several new and 
pressing applications were before them, it appeared to be an 
absolute necessity that the scale of grants must be considerably 
reduced. At the same time the offer of the Colonial Missionary 
Society of £250 to help in the reduction of the debt, with the 
conditions attached, was before them, and they felt that if this 
amount could be obtained, the scale of grants might remain as 

As, however, it would take some time to find out by corres- 
pondence with London if the offer of £250 remained good, the 
General Committee decided in the meantime to pass the indi- 
vidual grants, on the higher scale, tentatively, and give authority 
to the Executive Committee in case the offer was withdrawn, to 
make a reduction in the grants all round up to twenty-five per 
cent. On receipt of the reply from the Colonial Missionary 
Society, withdrawing their first offer, on the ground that they 


were under a misapprehension as to the amount of our debt, the 
Executive met, ana, following the instructions of the General 
Committee, they reduced the grants by twenty-five per cent, all 
round. On account, however, of an addition of six churches to 
the list of those helped last year, the amount actually paid for 
grants was increased by $160. 

The following gives the grants, by district, this year and 
last year, also the regular contributions to the G. M. F. for year 


I894'95. 1895-'96. 

Alberto $284 96 

Manitoba $487 00 256 25 

Ontorio Western $1305 33 $1414 11 

Do Central 550 00 487 50 

Do Eaatem 175 00 243 75 

2030 33 2145 36 

Quebec 760 00 662 47 

N. S. & N. R 900 00 978 79 

$4167 83 $4327 83 




Manitoba $ 216 90 

Ontorio Western $620 18 

Do Central 132 26 

Do Eastern 327 52 

1079 96 

Quebec 1108 15 

$2695 23 

Add to N. 8. & N. B. Revenue from Gorham Estate 414 04 

$3109 27 

The committee has always endeavored to take a broad out- 
look ; and primarily, to assist in the planting and nurture of 
churches in such districts where the population and surround- 
ings give reasonable hope of future self-support, and at the same 
time make them centres of influence in their various neighbor- 

In regard to next year's grants it is a pleasure to know 
that, from the improved state of the finances, the Committee will 
be warranted in appointing $5,100 this year, instead of $4,327, as 
paid last year, being an increase of $773. 

treasuber's report. 211 

True, even this amount will be short of what is needed ; but 
it is a step in the right direction, and should be followed by 
another step forward in the coming year. 

If we as a body of Christians are to continue to be worthy 
of distinct representation in this Dominion, we must provide 
liberally for the care of our weaker churches. It may be para- 
doxical, but it is nevertheless true, that these weaker churches 
are, in a peculiar manner, our strength ; and in neglecting their 
interests we are pursuing a suicidal course. 

Two years ago the ministers and delegates, in annual meet- 
ing assembled, were asked to pledge for their churches subscrip- 
tions equal to one dollar per member for Home Missions. This 
pledge was given, but the response was only twenty-seven cents 
per member. 

If one dollar per member is too much to expect at first, 
surely fifty cents per member can easily be raised. Will the 
ministers and delegates not resolve, each for his own church, to 
see that not less than fifty cents per memljer is sent in to the 
Treasury for the coming year ? 

There have been no subscriptions received during the year 
from the following churches : — 

Ontario — 23. — Alton, Belwood, Burford, Churchill, Cobourg, 
Coldsprings, Dalston, Garafraxa, Georgetown, Humber Summit, 
Sarnia, London South, North Erin, Pine Grove, South Caledon, 
Speedside, Toronto, Bond Street; Toronto, Olivet; Toronto, 
Parkdale ; Toronto, Dovercourt ; Toronto, Hope ; Toronto, Con- 
cord Avenue; Turnberry. 

Quebec — 3. — Ayers Flat, Brigha , Durham. 

N. S. & N. B. — 4. — Brooklyn, Liverpool, Maitland, Noel. 

I have about five hundred mite boxes left, and will be 
pleased to supply any orders sent me, as far as I can. 

shurtleff mission fund. 

The net proceeds from revenue account have increased this 
year by $360, and this has been apportioned in accordance with 
the provisions of the donors will ; 31,009.10 going to credit of 
Ayer's Flat and district account, and $934.11 going to credit of 
the General Mission Fund. The cause of the increase has been 
two- fold ; first, nothing has been paid out for legal expenses 
during the year, and second, the capital has been increased by 
the profit on sale of Eastern Township's Bank stock. The capital 
now stands at $42,024, as against $39,185 last year. 


We had hoped at last report to have been able to settle a 
matter of disputed account, arising out of the Taplin suit, with- 
out litigation, but have been disappointed, and vsrere compelled 
to commence legal proceedings. Since this report was written 
we learn that this suit has been decided in our favor, in the 
court of first instance. 


For some years past the capital of this fund had been de- 
creasing, owing to the lack of proper support from the churches 
using the evangelist's services. This year the capital shows a 
small increase, amounting to nearly $300. 


I regret to report that no interest at all has been received 
from the large amount of money invested in church mortgages, 
and though the capital remains nominally at S25,000, a large 
portion of it is thus non-interest-bearing. In regard to some of 
these loans it will be necessary to take action before long. 

In closing this report 1 should like to say that it is worthy 
of consideration whether we are giving to our constituents such 
full information of the character of the work the Society is 
doing as we ought. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. R Black, 


For Year Ending May Slst, 1896. 


Cash on hand June 1st $2,845 07 

Capital Acct. — S. M. Fund, repaid on acct. Mortgages $4,050 00 

II II II sole 136 shares E. T. Bk. stock 

(taken at par) 6,800 00 

.1 II II profit on above sale 2,839 01 

113.689 01 

II II G. R. E. Fund, repaid on account mortgages 2,350 00 

C. E. & B. Fund, •• n 77.^ 00 

II II M for sale of old buildings in 

Roxborough 37 00 

$812 00 

treasurer's statement. 213 

Revenue Acct. — S. M. Fund, Interest and Dividends $2,393 21 

u M C. E. & B. Fund, Interest 552 25 

„ ,. G. R. E. Fund 437 98 

II II ti Contributions 12 27 

Gen. Mission Fund — Contributions for Extinction of Debt, 

from Canada 854 75 

M II Contributions for Extinction of Debt, 

Col. Miss. Soc*y, London 730 00 

$1,584 75 

II M Contributions for current year 3,607 64 

11 II Revenue from Gorham Estate, N.S 414 04 

Revenue Interest Account 370 86 

$29,069 OS 


Capital Acct.— S. M. Fund, paid on acct. Mortgages $12,400 00 

G.R.E.Pund, m n 2,000 00 

C.E. &B. Fund, n .. .... $1,700 00 

II refunded interest to Sarnia 

Church 163 00 



• 1 




1,863 (X) 

Revenue Acct. — S. M. Fund, Grants to Ayers Flat and 

District 1,000 00 

General Mission Fund — Grants to Sundry Churches 4,327 83 

5,327 83 

Revenne Acct. — G. R. E. Fund, paid on account Evangelistic work 

in N.S 13 21 

General Expense Acct. — Shurtlefif Mission Fund 450 00 

II M General Mission Fund 596 10 

II II Church Extension and Building Fund 192 60 

II II Geo. Robertson Evangelistic Fund 150 50 

Balance, being cash on hand 6,075 84 

$29,069 08 



Contr. from Manitoba, for current year ..... $216 90 

II Ontario, Western Dist. for current year. $620 18 
II II Central Dist. n n 132 26 

II M Eastern Dist. n n 327 52 

1,079 96 

M Quebec Province n n 1,108 15 

II Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for current 

year 290 22 

.1 C. C. Woman's Board of Missions 600 00 

Contributions, Personal 276 50 

II Collection at Annual Meeting in 

Hamilton 3101 

II Collection at Union Meeting in N. 

S. andN.B 4 90 

312 41 

$3,607 64 


Amount received from in vestments, Gorham 

Estate. N. S 414 04 

Amount received from Shurtleff Mission Fund.... 934 11 

II M C.E.&B. Fd, onaoct. Alberta 284 96 

1,633 11 

5,240 7.0 

Special Contributions for Extinction of Debt : 

From Ontario, Western District 193 00 

•f II Central n 133 00 

I. II Eastern n 33 00 

359 00 

II Quebec Province 382 53 

II Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 103 22 

M Manitoba 10 00 

854 75 

II Colonial Missionary Society, London, £150 stg. 730 00 

$6,825 50 
Balance of cash on hand, G. M. Fund, May 31, 1896 $405 02 


Paid for Grants : 

In Alberta $284 96 

„ Manitoba 256 25 

$641 21 

M Ontario, Western District 1,414 11 

1. 11 Central n 487 50 

II 11 Eastern h 243 75 

2145 36 

II Quebec . 662 47 

M Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 978 79 

4,327 83 

General Expenses : 

Executive Committee, Travelling 309 05 

Space in "Year-Book" and ** Congregation- 

^j^g^ » 95 50 

" Witness " Printing in 1894 ' * ' '. '. '. '. '. . . . 30 54 

II II Treasurer's Report .... 32 10 

Cheque Book and Stationery 16 00 

Mite Boxes 28 10 

Postage and Petty Expenses 32 81 

544 10 

Secretary 100 00 

Treasurer 100 00 

Bonus voted retiring Secretary 150 00 

350 00 

$894 10 
Less 2-6ths, charged each to C. E. & B. F. and G. R. E. F. 298 00 

596 10 

Deficit at May Slst, 1895 1,496 65 

Balance at credit May 31st, 1896 405 02 

$6,825 50 






Interest and Dividends for year ending May 3l8t, 1896 . . . .$2,393 21 

$2,393 21 

Balance for distribution in following proportions : — 

To Ayers Flat and District $1,009 10 

To General Misbion Fund 634 11 

$1,943 21 


Paid Mrs. ShurtleflPs Annuity $ 25000 

„ Treasurer 200 00 

$450 00 

Balance carried over 1,943 21 

$2,393 21 
Amount placed to credit of Ayers Flat and District Acct. . $1,009 10 
II II General Mission Fund 934 11 

$1,943 21 



Balance at credit May 31st, 1895 $ 10 47 

Amount placed at credit May 31st, 1896 1,009 10 

$1,019 57 


Amount paid Ayers Flat for year ending May 31st, 1896. . $ 600 00 

II Fitch Bay n n n n . . 400 00 

Balance at credit, unexpended 19 57 

$1,019 57 



Interest on Investments $552 25 

$5.^2 25 


Paid Insurance on Sarnia Church Property $ 2250 

11 ri Toronto Junction Church 14 00 

II Travelling Expenses 710 

Proportion of General Expenses, one-sixth 149 00 

$192 60 

Paid General Mission Fund on account Alberta 284 96 

Balance transferred to credit of Capital Account 74 69 

$552 25 




Interest on InvestmentB $437 98 

Contribution, EostiB, Que 12 27 

$450 25 


Paid Notarial Expense re Mortgage $. 1 50 

Proportion of General Expenses, one-sixth 149 00 

$150 50 

Paid on account Evangelistic Work in Nova Scotia 13 21 

Balance transferred to credit of Capital Account 286 54 

$450 25 

Capital Shurtleff Mission Fund $42,024 93 

,. Church Extension and Building Fund 25,082 07 

M George Robertson Evangelistic Fund 8,275 89 

$75,382 89 

Montreal, May 31st, 1896. 

Audited and found correct. 

A. Mo A Murphy, Xj^utJUtQrs 

B. B. Stevenson, J 






Mrs. Brophey $ 1 30 

II Cutmore 1 25 

Miaa L. H. Gould 1 30 

I. T. Mills , 1 25 

Mrs. John Ott 10 00 

•• J. H. Oldham 1 26 

C. Sanderson 1 00 

W. H. Shapley 1 00 

Mrs. Jas. Thompson 3 00 

James Wilkes 9 00 

Mrs. James Wilkes 4 50 

Miss A. Wilkes 1 00 

Mrs. J. O. Wisner 3 00 

II W. S. Wisner 1 25 

M Wickens 100 

Miss E. Wickens 1 00 

Henry Yeigh 5 00 

Smaller sums 55 

Bible Class 3 00 

Sunday School 9 46 

Prayer Meeting collections .... 10 00 

70 10 
Debt Fund— Henry Yeigh.... 10 00 

Total $80 10 

For Debt Fund 15 00 

Total 5 00 

Total 3 70 


Central,— For 1896. 

Church : 

Rev. Dr. Hindley 2 00 

Mrs. J. Maylor 1 00 

Women's Missionary Auxil'y . 3 00 

Sunday Schools 1 35 

Small Sums 1 80 

$9 15 
Y.P.S.C.E. : 

Miss F. B. Rawlings. . $2 00 

/, Hindley 1 00 

M Cope 1 00 

W. Scott. 1 00 

Small sums 3 92 

8 92 

Total $180 

Centbal,— For 1896. 

Rev. Dr. Hindley 2 00 

J. Maylor 2 00 

J. D. Livingston 2 00 

Miss F. B. Rawlings 2 00 

I, M. M. Hindley 1 40 

Sunday School . 1 19 

Small sums 6 35 

$16 94 


Total 11 20 


James Croldie 5 00 

Miss Gausby 5 00 

Mr. Passmore . 5 00 



JohnGoldie 2 00 

Mr. Richardson 1 00 

Mifls Hodgskin 1 00 

Mr. Newton 1 00 

Miss Tatham 1 00 

Mrs. J. W. Lyon 100 

Sunday School 5 37 

Small sums 9 05 

36 42 
Through CO. W.B.M 13 22 

Total $49 64 


Mr. Dankett 1 00 

Mrs. Palmer 1 00 

.. Stewart 100 

Miss Lizzie Duff 1 00 

n Edgar 1 00 

„ Towers '. 1 00 

II Mina Towers 1 CO 

Small sums 6 25 

Evening Collections 24 75 

100 00 

Debt Fund, Sunday School 10 00 

II Rev. J. Morton.... 10 00 

Total $120 00 


A. Alexander 6 00 

Rev. John Morton 3 00 

David Atchison 3 00 

John Duff 2 00 

David Morton 2 00 

Geo. Sweet 2 00 

Fred. Bale 2 00 

W. J. Atchison 2 00 

Mr. Harron 2 00 

I. Stott, Sr 2 00 

Robt. Robertson 2 00 

Mr. Greey 2 00 

Mrs. Thompson 2 00 

II L C. Chilman 2 00 

Miss Morton 2 00 

II M.Morton 2 00 

„ Daville 1 50 

Mr. Greenaway 1 50 

n Bliss 1 60 

Mrs. Wheeler 1 25 

M Iredale 1 25 

Thos. Bale 1 00 

J. C.Bale 1 00 

Mrs. Thos. Bale 1 00 

M J. C. Bale 1 00 

Chas. Duff 1 00 

C. P. Moore 1 00 

W. Pascoe 1 00 

Robt Linklater 1 00 

Jno. Black 1 00 

W. Peden 1 00 

Mr. McGuire 1 00 

M McGuire, King St. W . . . . 1 00 

E. Bates 1 00 

Geo. Towers 1 00 

Jas. Stott 1 00 

W. Reid 1 00 

Mr. Lefevre 1 00 


W. W. Buchanan 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Healey .... 5 00 

Mrs. C. W. Walker 2 00 

Peter Erskine 2 00 

Misses L. and K. Sachs 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane 1 50 

Mr. and Mrs. McVittie 1 00 

Angus Gillespie 1 00 

Mr. W. H. Watson 1 00 

Mrs. Watson 1 00 

Miss Layland 1 00 

W. Pearce 1 00 

A. McFarlane 1 00 

Mrs. H. Blankstein 100 

Miss Annie McKay 1 00 

Miss E. Pargeter 1 00 

James Smith 1 00 

Cash 1 70 

Sunday School. 5 00 

Women's Missionary Society . . 5 00 

Mrs. Layland 1 00 

Smaller sums . 4 80 

56 00 
Debt F'd, Church subscriptions. ' 10 00 
Through C.C. W.B.M 5 00 

Total $71 00 


Church subscriptions 8 63 

Debt F'd, Y. P. S. C. E. , Redgrave 5 00 

Total $13 63 




For 1895 : 

D. S. McKinnon 

John McKinnon 

John Sheane 

Mrs. McCallnm 

Archie Bell 

Small sums 

• « • ■ 

1 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 
8 36 

Total $13 36 

For 1896 : 

Church subscriptions 11 30 

Debt F'd, Church subscriptions. 10 00 
n Mr. and Mrs. Bolton. , 10 00 

Total 131 30 


Lake Shore 6 00 

Ebenezer » 5 57 

10 67 
Debt Fund, Ebenezer 10 00 

Total $20 57 


Church subscriptions 11 00 

Debt Fund 5 00 

Through C.C. W.M.B 5 00 

Total $21 00 



Sunday School ' 15 00 

Y.P.S.CE 5 00 

Junior C. E 3 00 

Christmas offering 4 35 

Total $27 35 

Debt Fund, late Mrs. WaUis. . . 3 00 

Collection 5 00 


Mrs. Chas. Whitlaw 20 00 

Thomas Hall 6 00 

Mrs. Hamilton 5 00 

Chas. W. Finlayson 5 00 

P. Adams 3 00 

John Brockbank 1 00 

Nettie Brockbank 1 00 

A. H. Baird 1 00 

Mrs. Baird 1 00 

Aggie Brown 1 00 

Eugenia Campbell 1 00 

Wm. Walton 1 00 

P. Buckley 1 00 

J. Carnie 1 00 

D. Adams 1 00 

Addie Campbell 1 00 

Jas. Finlayson 1 00 

Small sums 6 00 

57 00 

Debt F'd, Church subscriptions. 20 00 

II Y.L. Missionary Aid . 10 00 

Total $87 00 

For 1895 : 


Church subscriptions 20 00 

For 1896 : 

Church subscriptions 25 54 

Debt Fund 10 00 

Total for two years . . $55 54 

Church subscription 9 00 

Debt Fund 10 00 

Y.P.S.CE 17 00 


Church subscription 18 00 

Women's Missionary Auxiliary. 15 00 

Total $33 00 




Church subscriptioD 50 00 For Debt Fund 7 50 

Sunday School 2 00 

Rev. A. F. McGregor 2 00 WATFORD. 

^ ^ For Debt Fund 7 50 

For Debt Fund, Junior C.E . . . . 10 00 ^y rvrrrrk-M 

Sunday School . . 10 00 UL.1IN1UJN. 

.1 Church sub 5 00 For Debt Fund, Joseph Rowell. 5 00 

Total $79 00 Total from Ontario, Western 

District from all sources.. $836 40 



Church subscriptions 20 00 

Y.P.S.C.E 9 00 

Jr. „ 3 00 

32 00 
For Debt Fund : 

X ,Jtr *S.L/.£i. ...•<■«•.•. 10 UU 

R. Addison 10 00 

Rev. A. Secord 5 00 

Total 162 00 


Mrs. W. McMurtry 4 00 

J. H. McMurtry. , 1 00 

Mru. J. Stevens 1 00 

Mrs. J. Heal 1 00 

Mrs. Robt. Freeland 1 00 

R. D. Davidson ; . 1 00 

Small sums 6 00 

Total $15 00 



Through C. C. W. Board of M . . . 6 00 



Miss E. M. O'llara, Life Mem- 
bership 20 00 

Church subscriptions 19 05 

39 05 
For Debt Fund : 

Church subscriptions 40 00 

Sunday School 10 00 

Henry O'Hara. 10 00 

99 05 
Through C.C. W.B.M 13 00 

Total $112 05 


Church, 2 years 14 31 

Through C.C. W.B.M 3 99 

Total $18 30 

Church collection 15 00 

Church collection 6 00 


Mr. and Mrs. Chorley 1 05 

„ Ashdown 2 00 

,. Freeland 2 60 

Miss Peters 1 00 



Mr. Woodhouse 2 00 

Misses Christie 1 00 

Small sums ... , 25 

9 90 

Through C.C.W.B.M 7 48 


Rev. J. Salmon, for debt 10 00 

A Friend 10 00 


Total $17 38 Miss R. Horton, for debt 2 00 


S. School for Debt Fund 

10 00 

aC.W.B.M. Branch 10 00 


\j' \j, W ■ 15. JVl .....«»......•.«... 9 00 


John Dike 1 00 

Through C.C.W.B.M 2 50 

Total $3 50 

Ministerial member, for debt ... 1 00 

Total from Ontario, Central Dis- 
trict from all sources $306 23 



1st. church. 

Collection, 1895 $23 88 

1896 25 80 

Total $49 68 


Church subscriptions 23 42 

„ for debt 10 00 

Total $33 42 


Church collection 10 00 


ZiON, FOR 1895. 

R. Robertson 8 00 

John T. Robertson 4 00 

James Watt 1 00 

R. W. Robertson 1 00 

T. B. Caldwell 2 00 

J. H. Wilson 1 00 

Robt. Watt 1 00 

John A. Watt 1 00 

W. W. Craig. 1 00 

Mrs. W. A. Field 2 00 

Mrs. Thos. Watt 1 00 

Miss J. Watt 1 00 

Small sums 9 50 

$33 50 

For 1896: 

W. A. Field 1 00 

Mrs. Thos. Watt 1 00 

Miss J. Watt 1 00 

Rev. D. C. Mcintosh 5 00 

W. W. Craig 1 00 

R. Robertson 5 00 

Dr. Scott 1 00 

W. Graham 1 00 

Minnie Jones 1 00 

R. R. Drysdale 2 00 

R. Watt 1 00 

J. H, Wilson I 00 

John T. Robertson 5 00 

R. W. Robertson 1 00 

James Watt 2 00 

T. B. Caldwell 2 00 

John A. Watt 1 00 

Miss Maude Watt 1 00 



Small sums 11 26 Collections 4 43 

For Debt Fund 

44 25 
10 00 

87 75 
Through C.C.W.B.M 5 00 

Total $92 75 


Church subscriptions 20 00 


J. W. Kennedy 6 01) 

J. J. McEwen 3 00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. McDougall. ... 5 00 

T. McEwen 1 00 

A. J. McEwen 1 00 

A. P. McDougall 1 00 

J. P. McDougall 2 00 

D. McEwen 2 00 

A. A. McEwen 1 00 

D. P. McDougall 1 00 

F. McEwen 1 00 

P. J. McEwen 1 50 

Miss L. J. Kennedy 2 00 

J. W. Wagor 2 00 

Mrs. McKinnon 1 00 

J. J. Robertson 1 00 

D. T. Munro 1 00 

Rev. D. Macallum 10 00 

D. McEwen 2 00 

Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. McPhee 3 00 

P. D. Sinclair 1 00 

J. F. McEwen 2 00 

T. Munro 5 00 

J. Sinclair 1 00 

D. A. McDougall 6 00 

D. C. McDougall 100 

F. D. Sinclair 2 00 

G. Rowe 1 00 

P. Munro 4 00 

73 93 
Less expenses 1 63 

72 30 
Through C.C.W.B.M 1100 

Total $83 30 


F.McIntyre 1 00 

J.Campbell 100 

A. F. McDiarmid 3 00 

P. H. McDiarmid 4 00 

H. P. Christie 6 60 

J. M. McCallum 1 00 

W. McCallum 1 00 

A. Campbell 1 00 

J. A. McCallum 2 00 

Miss M. McDiarmid 1 00 

Collection, &c 4 33 

25 33 
Less expenses 82 

Total $24 51 

OTTAWA, 1st Church. 

Monthly offerings . . 21 7^ 

From mite boxes 18 1^ 

Sunday School 10 00 

49 86 

For Debt Fund 10 00 

59 86 
Through C.C. W.B.M 7 OO 

Total $66 86 


For Debt, 

A. & W. E. McKillican 3 00 

Total from Ontario, Eastern 

District, from all sources. .$383 52 





Church subscription 25 00 

Sunday School 3 11 

28 11 
For Debt, church subscription . . 40 00 

68 11 
Through C.C. W.B.M 9 75 

Total $77 86 


Church subscription 77 00 

S. School for debt 10 00 

87 00 
Through C.C. W.B.M 13 00 

Total $100 00 


Alton Hodge 1 00 

EUa Chaddock 1 00 

J. A. M. Rankin 1 00 

Mrs. Goodwin 1 00 

Mrs, and Miss Frazier 1 00 

Samuel Dean 1 00 

Small sums 4 75 

Collections 8 00 

Total $18 75 


Collections 6 60 


Church subscription 9 38 

II II for debt 6 00 

Total $15 38 


Church collection 66 15 

„ „ for debt 23 16 

E. T. Miles .. 10 00 

Rev. R. K. Black 


10 00 

109 31 
Through C.C. W.B.M 75 00 

Total $184 31 


Through C.C. W.B.M 


1 00 

Sunday School 2 67 



Thomas Moodie 10 00 

Mr. & Mrs. Seth P. Leet 10 00 

Rev. W. H. Warriner 2 50 

John Date 2 00 

John Scott 2 00 

Miss Aland 1 00 

A. G. Costen 1 00 

Thos. Costen 1 00 

J. E. Cribb 1 00 

John A. Currie 1 00 

Miss Foster 1 00 

Jas. Johnston 1 00 

E. B. Smith 1 00 

H. Woodley 1 00 

Anonymous, 4 subscriptions ... 4 00 

Small sums 7 55 

SundaySchool 10 00 

57 05 

For debt fund, R. S. Weir ... 5 00 

Through C.C. W.B.M. : 


Mission Band 

62 05 


5 00 
4 00 
9 00 

$71 05 


T. B. Macaulay 20 00 

Rev. E. M. Hill 15 00 

Mrs. R. Macaulay 10 00 

A ^ 



J. R. Dougall 10 00 

Miss Dongall 6 00 

C. Gushing 6 00 

Mies Jessie Smith 2 00 

J. 0. Lutterell 2 00 

R. W, McLachlan 2 00 

Geo. McGarry 2 00 

F. E. Dougall 2 00 

Young Men's Bible Class 2 00 

S. P.Rowell 2 00 

Geo. Climle 2 00 

Junior Christian Endeavor .... 2 00 

Miss Ritchie 1 2£ 

II Cairnie 1 25 

Mrs. Toller 1 00 

Miss Fitzpatrick 1 00 

Dr. Susan Dougall 1 00 

Andrew Kerr 1 00 

Mis. Quimby 1 00 

Miss Goodfellow 100 

J. Hale Ramsay 1 00 

Miss C. Richardson 1 00 

A. R. Powter 1 00 

Mrs. Fred Jones 100 

Small sums 6 05 

For Debt Fund ; 

Church subscriptions 

Auxiliary C.C.W.B.M. . . 

Rev. E. M. Hill 

J. R. Dougall 

103 55 

17 87 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

47 87 

Ul 42 
Through C.C. W.B.M 32 50 

Total $183 92 


Miss J. Amott 2 00 

Charles Alexander 5 00 

Miss M. Baker 1 00 

Dr. W. M. Barbour 5 00 

D. C. Barker 1 00 

Jos Bessey 1 00 

A. Birks 2 00 

Mrs. A. Birks 2 00 

Miss A. L. Birks 1 00 

Mrs. C. R. Black, life member- 
ship 20 00 

W B. Blackader :^ 00 

Misses Blackader 3 00 

E. (t. Brooks and family 6 00 

Robt. H. Bryson 5 00 

W. F.Carter 1 00 

G. B. Burland, life membership . 25 00 

Mrs. L. Gushing, Jr 1 00 

W. E. Gushing 100 

Mrs. P. H. Cowper 1 00 

J. M. M. DuflF 5 00 

J.W.Duncan 100 

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Evans 10 00 

Miss Carrie M. Evans 1 00 

L. T. Evans 1 00 

Mrs. S. A. Fisher 15 00 

T.Y.Foster 100 

G. A.G 1 00 

G. F. H I 00 

Mrs. W. Gamble 2 00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Grafton . . 4 00 

Mrs. F. E. Grafton 2 00 

Dr. Gurd 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Gurd 5 00 

MissGurd 2 00 

Miss M. Gurd 2 00 

I. O. Gurd 2 00 

C.C. Gurd 2 00 

Walter Gurd 2 00 

B. J. Harrington 3 00 

R. G. Jamieson 13 00 

Mrs. Jamieson 1 00 

G. Johnston 1 00 

G. R. Kearley 2 00 

Henry Lyman 12 00 

Mrs. Henry Lyman 10 00 

H. H. Lyman 10 00 

Geo. Lyman 5 00 

Theo. Lyman 3 00 

Mrs.' Theo. Lyman 1 00 

Miss Grace Lyman 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Leamont. . . 10 00 

W. J. Leamont 5 00 

John Macintosh 10 00 

Mrs. J. Macintosh 7 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mather .... 3 00 

Mr., Mrs. and Miss Moir 3 00 

Mrs. G. W. Morrison 3 00 

Mrs. and Miss Moss 2 00 

Mrs. G. Mowitt 1 00 

A. McA. Murphy 2 00 

O.W. Pease 1 00 

Mrs. Phelan 1 00 

John Porteous, for following life 

memberships : 100 00 

Daniel Porteous, Toronto. 
Miss A. Porteous n 
Miss H. Porteous n 
Miss J. Porteous u 
W. C. Nelson, Portland, Me. 



Mrs. J. Prevost 1 00 

Wm. Reid 16 00 

W. M. Reid 5 00 

W. R. Robs 10 00 

Dr. and Mrs. F. A. SteveDson . . 5 00 

Mrs. J. F. Stevenson 2 00 

Miss W. M. Stevenson 1 00 

C. M. Sims 2 00 

H. Sanders 2 00 

Mrs. Sanders 1 00 

F. Scholes 70 00 

A. H. Thompson 3 00 

Mrs. G. Walker 2 00 

Mrs. Dr. Wilkes 10 00 

C. T. WUliams 2 00 

Anon 6 00 

Good Friday collection 9 79 

Y.P.S.CE 10 00 

Sunday School 15 00 

Small sums 5 10 

536 89 
For Debt Fund :— 

C. Gurd 25 00 

H. Birks 26 00 

Mrs. J. Scholes 20 00 

C. R. Black 10 00 

E. S. Sharpe 5 00 

85 00 

1621 89 
Through C.C.W.B.M 64 23 

Total S686 12 


Mrs. D. Barbour 1 00 

J. H. Davidson 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Donaldson 1 00 

Anon 5 00 

Anon 5 00 

Anon 1 00 

Small sums 5 80 

Women's Missionary Society. . . 15 00 

SundaySchool ... 50 00 

84 80 
For Debt Fund :— 

Sunday School 20 00 

C. Gushing 10 00 

30 00 

Total $114 80 




Church contributions 22 50 

Through C.C. W.B.M 1 00 

Total $23 50 


Miss M. Ball 5 00 

F. G. Gale 5 00 

Ladies' Missionary Society 4 00 

Other sums 8 50 

Total $22 50 


Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morey 10 00 

H. Hubbard 5 00 

A. S. Hurd 5 00 

J. S. Mitchell 5 00 

J. E. Mitchell 5 00 

Miss S. A. Mitchell 5 00 

Mrs. H. J. Morey 5 00 

Young People's Society * 5 00 

Miss M. J. Mitchell 4 00 

E. W. Abbott 2 00 

W. H. Abbott 2 00 

Rev. F. J. Day 2 00 

E. Uargrave 2 00 

Mrs. M. McKechnie 2 00 

Hon. J G. Robertson 2 00 

T. M. Cowan 1 00 

Miss M. F. Dickinson 1 00 

Dr. W. A. Farwell 1 00 . 

Hon. J. Mcintosh 1 00 

Mrs. R. Mitchell 1 00 

A. M. Sangster 1 00 

R. Smith 1 00 

Miss E. Sutton 1 00 

S. S. Class, J.E.M 1 00 

W. R. Webster 1 00 

Small sums 1 20 

72 20 
For Debt Fund : 
Legacy, late M. McKechnie .... 90 00 

T. F. Morey 5 00 

A. S. Hurd 3 00 

H.Hubbard 1 00 

T. Cowan 1 00 

Miss M. F. Dickmson .... 1 00 
MissS. A. MitcheU 1 00 




HuffhNoune 1 00 

Anonymous 2 50 

Church subscriptions .... 10 00 

25 50 
«187 70 

Through C.C.W.B.M 

8 25 

Total $195 95 

Total from Quebec from all 
sources $1704 41 



Total $ 3 27 


Women's Missionary Society . . 5 00 
For debt fund, Church 10 00 

Total $15 00 


Women's Missionary Society ... 10 00 
Busy Bees 6 00 

16 00 
For Debt Fund, 
Women's Missionary Society ... 4 00 

Total $20 00 


Women's Missionary Society. . . 10 00 
Church 10 16 

Jr. C. E 2 50 

Total $29 17 

Total $ 3 24 

Women's Missionary Society. . .$17 10 

Women's Missionary Society. . .$12 00 


Women's Missionary Society ... 9 00 
Mite boxes 6 38 

Total $15 38 


Women's Missionary Society. . .$ 8 00 

Total.... $ 3 70 


Total $ 2 20 


For debt fund, Y.P.S.C.E $ 5 00 


E. C. Burpee 2 00 

H. H. Bridges 2 00 

D. H. Burpee 1 25 

Newton Burpee 1 00 

H. C.Burpee 1 00 

Chas. Burpee 1 00 

C. .1. Burpee 1 00 

Fred. W. Barker 1 00 

Percy K. Barker I 00 

Arch. Barker 1 00 

Mrs. F. B. Jewett 1 00 

J.M.A 2 00 

Small sums 1 00 

Collected by Miss L. Harrison . . 2 50 

18 75 



Ladies' Missionftry Society 28 03 

For Debt Fund : 

Ladies' Missionary Soc'y . 10 72 

Puritan Y.P.S.C.E 10 00 

46 78 

■^20 72 

Total «67 50 


Women's Missionary Society ... 31 00 
Life membership subs, by churcb : 

James Woodrow 20 00 

Miss Emma E. Harrison 20 00 

71 00 
For Debt Fund : 
Mrs. C. H. Dearborn, life mem- 
bership subscription 20 00 

Women's Missionary Society. . . 10 00 

Total $101 00 


Women's Missionary Society ... 10 66 

X • ifm O. V'. j!j • .■«.....••....••• t> »f^ 

Collections 6 08 

Rev. John Wood 5 00 

25 08 
For debt fund, Rev. John Wood. 10 00 

Total $35 08 


Donald Ethridge 5 00 

Rev. J. Shipperley 1 00 

Collected by Miss Ross 2 45 

.. . .. E. Phillips... 1 08 

Other collections 2 76 

Total $12 29 


Women's Missionary Society ... 20 00 
For Debt Fund : 

Women 8 Missionary Society. . . 13 50 

Tabernacle church, Anon 10 00 

Total $43 50 

Total from Nova Scotia and 
New Brunswick $393 44 



Church Subscriptions 25 00 

Junior C.E 5 00 

Total $30 00 



For 1895 86 90 

For 1896 100 00 

186 90 
For Debt Fund : 

Young People's Society 10 00 

Total $196 90 

Total from Manitoba $226 90 


QuEBKC, Montreal, anonymous 181 50 

II .11 Miss Mabel Ross.... 1 00 

fi Ayer's Flat, Rev. C. Moore .... 6 00 

187 50 


Ontario, Central D., Toronto, CFenwick 10 00 



„ Rev. C. Duff. 2 00 

II II Port Perry, Friend.. 15 GO 

M M .. MissR.Horton 2 00 

29 00 

Ontabio, Eastern D., Kingston. B. W. 

Robertson 50 00 

United States, Rev. A. W. Gerrie 10 00 

Collection at Annual Meeting. C.C.M.S 31 01 

Union of N.S. k N.B 4 90 

Total $312 41 


Amounts received through C.C. W.B.M. , 
and credited in the foregoing to the 
churches designating their subs, for 
the C.C.M.S 300 92 

Amount received through C.C.W.B.M., 

undesignated 299 08 


Ontario, West. Dist $836 40 

•I Cent. II general... $306 23 

II I. II personal. . 29 00 $335 23 

II East. II general. . . 383 52 

II 11 .1 personal. . 50 00 $433 52 $1605 15 

Quebec, general 1704 41 

II personal 187 50 189191 

Manitoba 226 90 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 393 44 

Special subscriptions 45 91 

C.C.W.B.M., undesignated 299 08 

Total $4462 39 

Total amount of contributions in 1894-95 3216 64 

Increase in 1896 $1245 75 








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Congregational Foreign Missionary Society. 



SETH P. LEET, B.C.L., Montreal. 


REV. J. R. BLACK, B.A., Kingston. 


REV. EDWARD M. HILL, B.A., 2367 St. Catherine St., Montreal. 


REV. W. T. GUNN, Cowansvtlle, Que. 

ExeentlYe CJommlttee. 

the officers with 




the executive committee, with 

REV. J. T. DALEY, B.A., 
REV. G. H. CRAIK, B.A., 










(As Revised in June, 1890.) 

I. — HAKE. 

This Corporation shall be caUed The Canada Conqkjsoational Foreiok 
Missionary Society. 

n. — OBJECT. 

The object of this Society shall be to spread the knowledge of the 
Gospel among the heathen and other unenlightened people. 


The members of this Society shall be persons subscribing 92 annually, 
ministers of all contributing churches, one other representative from each 
church contributing 910 annually, and two representatives from each church 
contributing $50, or over, annually. Every benefactor making a donation 
of 940 at one time shall be a life member. 


The officers of this Society shall consist of a President, Vice-President, 
Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Directors, to be elected at the annual 
meeting of the Society. 


An annual meeting of the Society shall be held on the Thursday follow- 
ing the first SutLday in June, at the place where the Congregational Union 
of Ontario and Quebec assembles. 


This constitution can be amended by vote of two-thirds of the members 
present at any annual meeting of the Society, notice of the proposed alter- 
ation having been given in two successive numbers of the ** Oimadian 


I. — FUNDS. 

All funds arising from donations, legacies, subscriptions or otherwise, 
shall be lodged by the Treasurer, as soon as collected, with some chartered 
bank, to be named by the Executive Committee. Money can be drawn 
from such accounts only by cheques, signed by the Secretary and Treasurer, 
but the President or Vice-President may sign for either in their absence. 

*Now Congregationaftit and Canadian Independent.— Ed, 



The Board of Directors shall consist of not more than twenty-five mem- 
bers of the Society, including the officers, and shall be elected at the annual 
meeting, who shall have full charge and power for the administration of the 
affiiirs of the Society. Immediately after their election they shall appoint 
an Executive Committee, and such other committees as they shall deem 
expedient for the interests of the Society. The Executive Committee shall 
have ail the powers of the Board of Directors between the meetings of that 
Board, and shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Trea- 
surer and six other members, together with two members of the Woman's 
Board, to be appointed by that Board, and who are members of this Society. 

in. — MEETINGS. 

The Board of Directors shall meet at least once during the year, imme- 
diately before the annual meeting of the Society, at the call of the Secretary, 
to prepare reports, and a list of officers and committees to be nominated at 
the annual meeting, as well as to transact any other business connected with 
the interests of the Society. 


The work of the Society shall be presented, and a Foreign Missionary 
sermon preached, in each of the churches of the constituency at least once 
in each year. The Executive Committee shall see that news from the 
Society's work is distributed to the churches, and one per cent, of the annual 
income shall be available for that purpose. 


When money is donated for missionary work outside the Society's mis- 
sions, it may be forwarded to societies working in that field. 


These By-laws may be altered in the same manner as the Constitution. 


I give and bequeath to the Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary 
Socieoy, incorporated by Act of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, 

A.D. 1889, the sum of 

out of my estate, to be paid with all convenient speed after my decease, 
without charge or deduction whatever. And I direct that the receipt of 
the Treasurer and Secretary for the time of the Society, shall constitute 
and be a sufficient discharge of said legacy. 



The Annual Meeting of the Canada Congregational Foreign 
Missionary Society was held in Zion Church, Montreal, on 
Thursday, June 11th, 1896, at 2 p.m. 

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Seth. P. Leet, Vice- 
President, who presided in the absence of the President, Mr. 

The report for the Directors of the Society was read by the 
Rev. E. M. Hill, and the Treasurer s statement and report, by 
the Rev. W. T. Gunn. It was moved by Mr. Hill,- seconded by 
Mr. Watson, 

" That these reports be accepted, adopted and printed in the Year Bock.' 

Motion carried. 

Moved by Mr. McKillican, seconded by Mr. Garlick, and 

^^That an extra number of copies of the reports of the operations of this 
Society be issued, under the direction of the Committee, aside from the reports 
printed in the Year Book, and the GongregoUionalist. Also that this extra 
report sent to the subscribers contain a special appeal for means to farther 
extend the operations of the Society." 

Mr. Hill called attention to several charts, etc, which may 
be obtained from him for use in the churches, showing also a 
letter from Ngulu, and reading the translation by Mrs. Currie. 

Mrs. Garlick brought greetings from the VVoman's Board, 
lately assembled in Kingston. 

Rev. Frank Fitch, D.D., of Buffalo, at request, spoke in 
answer to the question, " Does Foreign Mission Work Interfere 
with Home Missionary Work ? " giving the impressions of a 
worker from the States. 

Referring to a portion of the Secretary's report, namely, 
that of the need and efficiency of native helpers at the mission 
stations. Rev. Geo. E. Read, of Stanstead, spoke of the work of 
a Chinaman among some of his countrymen at that place. 

Mr. Hill presented a list of nominees for office during the 
coming year, moving its adoption; this was seconded and 
carried. (The names are as printed on the first page of this 


On Motion of Mr. Garlick, it was voted, 

**That the greetings of the Society here assembled be conveyed to our 
midsionaries and their native helpers ; that these greetings be expressed and con- 
veyed by the Secretary and Treasurer." 

Voted, " That this Society express congratulations and 
appreciation of the work of the Woman's Board.'' 

Voted, to express the thanks of the Society to the visiting 
delegates from the National Council of U. S. 

Voted, that the thanks of the Society be given to the offi- 
cers, for their work during the past year. 

Mr. Leet then proposed the following motion, which was ' 
moved by Mr. Garlick, seconded by Mr. Dewar, 

*^ That whereas the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, at its last 
annual meeting passed the following resolution : 

** * Resolved, that th& principle as set forth in Mr. Seth P. Leet's motion com- 
mends itself in general terms to our approval, but as details are not fully consid- 
ered, the matter be referred to the churches, associations and societies, for 
further consideration ; and report next year. ' 

** Now proceeding to accede to the request of the Union, this Society 
declares, that without expressing our opinion on the amalgamation scheme pro- 
posed by Mr. Leet, it is desirable that a closer union be brought about between the 
different branches of the work of the churches, and the churches themselves, and 
the different sections of our Dominion, in relation to the work of the churches. 

'* We therefore recommend that a committee be appointed, to act with 
similar committees of the Union and of other societies, if they shall appoint one, 
to further consider this matter ; and if said joint committee shall deem any 
scheme of closer union to be feasible, that they shall present a report thereon at 
the next annual meeting of the Union and of this Society. " 

Mr. J. C. Copp, of Toronto, was called to the chair, to give 
the Chairman, Mr. Leet, an opportunity to speak upon the ques- 
tion. A spirited discussion followed, participated in by several 
of the ministers and delegates: Mr. Leet, Rev. A. W Richard- 
son, Rev. W. F. Clarke, Rev. E. M. Hill, Rev. J. L. Brown, Mr. 
F. E. Dougall, Rev. W. H. Watkin, Rev. Dr. Evans, Mr. J. R. 
Dougall, Mr. Chas. Cushing, and others. 

Mr. Weir moved, Mr. Cushing seconded, " That the meeting 
adjourn." Not carried. 

Dr. Evans moved, Mr. McLachlan seconded, "The previous 
question." Carried. 

After some discussion as to what this was, the meeting was 
obliged to adjourn, subject to the call of the chair, as the hour 
for the meeting of the Provident Fund Society had arrived. 

Mabel B. Williams, 

Minute Secretary. 


On Monday the President called the Society together for a 
few moments, and proposed that we pass the same Reaolution 
that the other societies had done ; appointing the President, 
Secretary and Treasurer a Committee of Conference to see if 
closer union could be gained. It was put to the meeting in this 
form and carried. 

E. M. Hill, 


^HE Directors herewith present an annual report for the 
fifteenth yeai- of the Society's life. The indications 
are that the churches have a more vivid conception 
of our mission field and its needs ; and this has called 
out a better support. We are trying to make Christ 
known to about 20,000 people who are within reach 
from Cisamba. They knew nothing of God's love 
and Christ's sacrifice for sin, till our station was 
They are full of superstition, and tremble at the 
thought of God. The medicine men or priests have great power, 
and witchcraft is vigorously practised. 

And this is only a little spot in the midst of 250 millions 
of people in Africa. There are only 101,000 Christians among 
them all. That would be only two in every town of 2,500 
inhabitants. In all this vast waste of heathenism there are only 
611 missionaries; of whom 209 are natives. In the Soudan 
alone, there are more than twice as many souls as in all South 
America ; and without a single missionary ; while South Am- 
erica has 400, 


The church was organized two years ago, with 12 members. 
That number is now increased to 26, with a catechetical class on 
probation and in training for membership, Mnene Kanje is 
superintendent of the Sunday school, that numbers about 70. 
There are seven native teachers, beside the missionaries. The 
New Testament is all translated and printed in the Umbundu 

secretary's report. 237 

language ; beside the Psalms and several parts of the old Testa- 
ment. They have also a hymn book containing fifty hymns, 
and these are sung with voices full of melody. 

Clustered around the homes of the missionaries are many 
huts built by the lads of the school, into which some have 
brought Christian wives from the school, and where real Chris- 
tian homes are established, with a family altar. There is no 
station of the mission where the results of labor are more satis- 
factory, and the present condition of spiritual activity more 

THE workers. 

While there are three other stations connected with the 
West Central African Mission, each having its own district to 
evangelize, our station at Cisam^a is equipped with four 
Canadian Missionaries. They are Rev. W. T. Currie and wife, 
and the two Misses Melville. The salaries of the latter are paid 
by our Woman's Board. 

Since it is not the place of this Society or of any society, to 
evangelize Africa by means of foreign missionaries, we are pre- 
paring native workers as fast as possible ; and we have a goodly 
number already, although the station has only been established 
eight years. A church is established with something like 25 
members, we cannot tell exactly. Ngulu, is the pastor, who has 
been with Mr. Currie from his arrival in Africa. He is a man of 
noble character, good ability, and admirable tact. Muene Kanji, 
with Lumbo and Cipilika, are the three deacons and evangelists, 
who regularly give about half their time to visiting the sur- 
rounding villages, to hold conversations and preaching services. 
The young men are the nucleus of a missionary work that is 
surely going to spread wider and wider. But they need another 
educated foreigner to guide and teach them, and to translate for 
them. We are ready to send out one more man, and wish it 
could be a thoroughly-equipped medical man. If such could go 
out, it would set Mr. Currie free to teach and translate more. 
We send out an earnest appeal for another missionary ! Is there 
not somewhere a practising physician, who has had some experi- 
ence in hospitals and in general work, who will hear the call 
from Africa, and go ? Let the pastors and officers of this 
Society pray and look for such a one. He is somewhere in 
Canada now ! 


As it is, a great many come in from near and far, to be 
doctored by Mr. Currie, and nursed by the trained hands of Miss 
Helen Melville. Then carry much Gospel truth back with them 
to their distant villages. 

During the year past, Mr. Lee, who had gone with Mr. 
Woodside to open a new station at Sakanjimba, in direct connec- 
tion with the American Board, returned with his family to this 
country for rest. Then Mr. Read went, with Mrs. Bead and the 
children, by their own choice, to take Mr. Lee*s place. This left 
Mr. Currie again without male help. 

And here we must record the grief that has fallen upon our 
brother Lee, and upon us all. Soon after reaching her home in 
Cowansville, Mrs. Lee felt the reaction from the strain of life in 
Africa, and became very ill ; and then came the call to enter her 
rest, and she died November ISth, 1895. She was a bright and 
winsome lady, and gave promise of a beautiful life in winning 
souls to Christ. In the mental wandering of her last days, she 
would talk of nothing but that ; and we lay on her memory a 
grateful tribute of affection and high appreciation, while we 
tender to her husband, to her parents, and brothers and sisters, 
our genuine sympathy. 

During the year, your Secretary and Treasurer have tried 
to keep the mission before the churches. A circular was pre- 
pared and sent out to all the churches, together with small 
envelopes to aid in taking collections. Many of the churches 
have never replied to this and we wonder if the packages are 
still lying on the pastor's shelves ; our usual letters has been in- 
serted in the Congregationcdist, but not so often as before, on 
account of so much information being conveyed in the Leaflet 
of the Woman's Board, which is doing a good work. The Secre- 
t iry has made two personal visits to churches to present the 
cause. He has given his stereoptican lecture on " Some Mis- 
sionary Heroes in Africa," in Kingston and in Montreal, and 
twice he has sent the pictures out to be used by others, in Paris 
and Bowmanville. The Treasurer has written many letters to 
stimulate sluggish givers. We have pushed the Cisamba Build- 
ing Fund and have to regret that there has not been so good a 
response as we expected. Of the 220 shares we wished to have 
subscribed we have only secured about 65. We think the en- 
graved certificate, with so many faces telling each its story of 
devotion, and love, and courage, would do good as a perpetual 
reminder of our brothers and sisters at the front. We expected 

secretary's report. 239 

some churches would take more than one share, but few have 
done so. Mr. Currie,himself, has bought five shares for his friends. 

Then the Mission sketch, prepared by the Secretary, has 
been distributed among the churches in such quantities as to 
give to each church a number equal to half the membership. 
We suggested that those receiving should pay for them at cost 
price, $1.25 a hundred. But we have only heard from fourteen 
churches. Two churches have sent in larger contributions, say- 
ing that an increased interest had come from the Leaflet 

And so we have spent more money this year in literature 
and pictures, and it is a significant fact that we have largely 
increased offerings. 


The total income for the year has been $3,121 against 
$2,416 last year. This marks a gain ; at the same time that 
$50. has been given for the Special Fund. It is gratifying to 
notice that the warning given last year was heeded, and the 
churches have not allowed the aid to the Special Fund to de- 
crease their gifts to current expenses. 

To those in the churches who try to call out these offerings, 
we wish to say that it is best to talk a great deal about the mis- 
sion, the workers, and the natives, and none about the Society 
or debts. It is Africa that is in need, not the Society ! Our 
duty is to the 20,000 natives that can be reached from Cisamba, 
and not to the Society that forwards the money. 

fraternal relations. 

We wish to tender our congratulations to the Woman's 
Board for their prosperity during the year, and thank them for 
co-operation. Their persistence and w^ell-organized methods 
stirred the women of our churches, and their faithful efforts to 
pick up the small sums from many givers, is a constant education. 

We also record our delight at the magnificent centenary 
celebration that the London Missionary Society is holding this 
year. God has used this pioneer society for splendid achievement, 
in bringing the nations under gospel influence. Her missionaries 
are on the pages of fame, and their names are inspiring our gen- 
eration to nobler endeavor for the kingdom of Christ. We pray 
that she may be found even more useful in the decades to come, 
and that her achievements may be greater than in any time past. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward M, Hill, 




Mr. President and Friends: — 

The year ending the first of June, 1896, has been, in spite 
of the prevailing hard times, the very best year financially that 
the Society has ever had. The year before was our previous 
best year, and a very encouraging one too ; but this year we 
have done about thirty per cent, better, increasing our total from 
$2,416.00 to $3,121.88 ; that is, an increase of seven hundred 
and five dollars. It is the first year that we have passed the 
$3,000 mark ; and your Treasurer, though not musical, felt like 
singing the doxology, when that mark was reached. The 
increase is to be found in the Cisamba Building Fund, $655.00 ; 
and in the legacies from the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Rogers, 
$268.00 ; Mr. McKechnie, of Sherbrooke, $90.00 ; and Mrs. J. T. 
Wallis, Humber Summit, $+.00. Mr. Henry Burgess, of Tilbury, 
has also made Mrs. Burgess a Life-member by paying $4«0.00. 
These made the increase, as the regular contributions from the 
churches were, in almost every case, smaller than last year. 
The comparison by Provinces, with last year, is as follows : — 

1894-'95. 1895.'96. 

Ontario $ 890.95 $1,161.32 a gain of $270.37 

Quebec 1,1«5.85 1.206.60 •' 20.75 

xMaritime Provinces.. 234.12 263.04 " 29.82 

Miscellaneous 105.58 480.02 " 374.44 

Making a net gain in all the provinces, though no receipts have 
come in from the North- West and British Columbia. 

Now what have we done with this? We have paid all 
expenses for last year. We have reduced our debt to the 
American Board nearly $1,200.00, and it now stands at $802.24. 
We have invested $237.00 in printing, an advertisement that 
has more than paid this year, and will give compound interest 
in years to come. We have sent over three hundred dollars to 
Mr. Currie, for the support of boys at the Industrial School, 
including some gifts for himself personally. We have sent 
$100.00 for the maintenance of two native teachers in India. 
We have sent $95.00 for the relief of the Armenians ; though 

treasurer's report. 241 

this represents only a small part of the gifts of our people, as 
many have yet to learn that all such gifts, whether intended for 
any special fund or place, should be sent through your Treasurer, 
who forwards them as desired. Also, we have paid $41.49 for 
Mr. Currie's life insurance. 

The value of buildings and stock at the Cisamba Station 
has increased about sir hundred and sixty dollars; and the 
little church at Cisamba has a balance to its credit of twenty- 
four dollars. Five shares of the Cisamba Building Fund were 
also taken by Mr. Currie and his wife, the money being earned 
by the sale of cattle for rubber, and the sale of the rubber at 
the coast. 

There are some dreams so delightful that one hates to leave 
them for reality ; and some time in May I dreamed a dream 
that I was sorry to find only a dream, though I pray it may 
soon come true ! I dreamt that on casting up my books for 
the year. I found the total to be over $ 0,000.00, and said to 
myself, *' Well, our people ought to give a hundred thousand at 
lea>st ; but still this is not bad ! How much does it average ? " 
Dividing roughly by the number of our members, I found it 
would average $3.00 per member, and said as I closed the books, 
" Our people are beginning to wake up." Well, I was sorry 
when 1 woke up and found again the real figures. Still we are 
doing better than we have done ; and, including the foreign 
gifts of the Woman's Board, our average is 51 J cents per mem- 
ber for Foreign Missions. 

The churches averaging over $1.00 per member were St. 
Andrews, $7.72; Tilbury, $3.33; Emmanuel, Montreal, $2.25; 
Calvary. Montreal, $1.85; Ho wick, $1.93; Calvary, Kingston, 
$1.44; Sherbrooke, $1.27; Danville, $1.04; and Immanuel, 
Hamilton, $1.00. Ten averaged over seventy cents per member, 
seven over fifty cents, twenty-seven over twenty-five cents, 
twenty -eight from that down to one cent ; and twenty-six 
churches, with 1,536 members, gave nothing at all, either 
through our Board or the Woman's Board. 

We are yet a long way from what we ought to be ; but 
still the dawn at least is coming. The Y. P. S. C. E. has taken 
hold of the foreign work, along the lines of proportionate and 
systematic giving, and from many of our churches I hear of 
monthly prayer-meetings for Foreign Missions ; and where they 
pray they pay ; and let me say I believe the reverse is also true, 
and that where they do not pay something, they never pray 



Now what of the prospects ? We still owe our friends of 
the American Board eight hundred dollars, and we want twenty- 
three hundred dollars at least to pay this debt and one year's 
expenses. But this debt is nothing to the debt we owe the 
world to give them the Master's glad news ! We are looking 
forward to sending out a medical missionary to help in the work 
at Cisamba. If a married man, it will cost us nearly two 
thousand dollars to get the equipment, pay travelling expenses, 
and buildings necessary. Then we will need at least three 
thousand a year, undesignated, to pay the expenses of the 
station. We want to do more than that even, for we want two 
stations of our own, at least. So brethren, with thanksgiving 
to God for what He has done, let us go forward to better work, 
praying that our consecration of life, prayer and money in the 
years to come, may be such as to magnify Christ, our Lord and 
theirs, though as yet they know Him not. 

William T. Gunn, 

Cowansville, Que. 



Balance Brought forward $ 88 

Contributions during year : 

Ontario $1,161 32 

Quebec 1,206 60 

Maritime Provinces 263 94 

Miscellaneous 480 02 

3,111 88 

For Home Missions 10 00 

$3,122 76 


Paid A. B. C. F. M. Expenses of Rev. W. T. Currie, 

1895 $1,047 23 

" A. B. C. F. M. to reduce debt 1,187 60 

for Rev. W. T. Currie, Industrial 

School, and personal gifts to him 305 55 

" Armenian Relief (A. B. C. F. M.) 83 62 

treasurer's statement. 243 

Paid Armenian Relief ( Witneaa Fund) 

A. B. C. F. M., for teacher in India 

London Missionary Society '* ** 

C. C. W. B. M., Miss Melville's expenses, 

C. C. M. S 

Insurance, Rev. W. T. Currie 

12 10 

40 00 

60 00 

7 00 

10 00 

41 49 

.31 00 

8 75 

20 00 

55 12 

2 60 


18 83 

Printing Account . — 

Year Book $31 00 

Ladder of Honor 


Mission Sketch 

Financial Statement 

Envelopes and Circulars 

Cisamba Building Fund Certificates, framing and 

postage 100 88 

237 08 

Paid Banking Expenses, Postage, etc 17 80 

Travelling Account, Dr. Farnsworth to Union. ... 10 00 
Executive Meeting 6 80 

16 80 

** Engraving photos, for Mr. Currie 20 00 

*' Balance on hand 36 49 

Audited and found correct, 

a J { D. R. McClURB, ) a j'4. 

^8^- i F. E. Draper, } ^^^*^*- 

$3,122 76 


JAN. 1st to dec. 31st, 1895. 

Copy of Account rend&red hy A. B. C, F. M, Mission Treasurer, 

Dec. 31, 1896. 

Salary Rev. W. T. Currie and wife $960 00 

General Expenses of Cisamba Station, Repairs 8 16 

Educational and Evangelistic 11 94 

Mission Correspondence 4 33 

Half of $ 24 43 12 21 

Salary of P. Kamerman for '95, [Two-sixteenths] . . 655 34 81 92 
Annual Meeting Expenses [Two-sixteenths] 24 82 3 10 

*1,047 23 


Cowansville, Que. 






Church $ 6 50 

Prayer Meetings 6 70 

Sunday School, 4 32 

Total $17 52 


Sunday School $ 5 00 

C. E., Building Fund 10 00 

Total $15 00 


Total $ 9 41 


Mra. Brophy $ I 25 

** Cutmore 1 25 

Missaoold I 10 

Mrs. HoUinrake 1 00 

" Hartman 1 00 

J. T. Mills 1 25 

Mrs. Jno. T. Ott 7 00 

" J. H. Oldham 1 25 

C. Sanderson I 00 

W. H. Shapley 1 25 

Mrs. J. Thompson 4 00 

James Wilkes 9 00 

Mrs. Jas. Wilkes 4 50 

Miss A. Wilkes I 00 

Mrs. J. O. Wisner 4 00 

'• W. S. Wisner 1 50 

Miss E. Wickens 1 00 

Henry Yeigh 5 00 

Small sums 90 

Bible Class 5 00 

Sabbath School 9 45 

Junior C. E 113 

Prayer Meeting Collections 10 00 

Total $73 83 


S. S., Building Fund $10 00 

C. E., " " 10 00 

C. E., " for boy » 15 00 

Total ..$35 00 


Church $16 00 

" For Armenia " 3 00 

Y. P M. S., Building Fund ... 10 00 

Total $29 00 


C. E., ♦* for boys" ..$25 00 

C. E., Building Fund 10 00 

Total $35 00 


Local Union C. E., "for 

Armenia " $19 35 

Sunday School 119 

J. Costello 2 00 

Rev. S. J. Hindley, M.A., Ph.D. 2 00 

Miss F. B. Rawlings 2 00 

** M. M. Hindley 2 00 

" M. Livingston 1 00 

W. Scott, Jr 1 00 

Two friends 1 00 



Fourfrienda : 1 00 

Small sums 5 15 

Total.... $37 15 


Ch., Building Fund $10 00 


Church $ 3 00 

C. E., Building Fund 10 00 

Total.... $13 00 


C. E., "for boy" $15 00 

Prayer Meeting Collections. ... 13 36 

Mrs. Boult's Class 4 00 

Miss Hodgskin's Class 2 35 

Friend 5 00 

Sunday School 5 38 

Total $45 09 



Y. W. M. B., "for boy" $12 00 

C. E., Building Fund 10 00 

Sunday School. 10 00 

A. Alexander 4 00 

Rev. Jno. Morton 2 00 

David Aitchison 2 00 

Jno. DufiF 2 00 

Geo. Street 2 00 

Mrs. J. C. Bale 1 00 

** Thos. Bale 1 00 

Mr. Greenaway 1 00 

Robt. Robertson 1 00 

Chas. DufiF. I 00 

C. P. Moore 1 00 

Total $52 00 


Prayer Meeting and Thanks- 
giving $18 96 

Sunday School 5 00 

Ch. , for Armenia. 4 10 


Sunday School, Building Fund. $30 00 

Church 22 00 

Thanksgiving 3 62 

Total $55 62 


Church $13 00 

Legacy, Mrs. Wallis 4 00 

Total $17 00 


Church $635 

Rev. C. E. Bolton 2 00 

Total $ 8 35 



Church, " for boy " $15 00 

Buildinfij Fund 10 00 

12 56 



Total $37 56 


Church $ 5 00 

" Building Fund 10 00 

B. W. Robertson 50 00 


$28 06 

Total $65 00 


Church $15 43 


Y. L. M. S. and Sunday School, 
Building Fund $10 00 



Sunday School $15 00 

C. E., Building Fund 20 00 

Junior C. E 4 00 

Total $39 00 




Sunday School $ 4 05 

W. B. M $10 80 


Sanday School, Building Fund..$10 00 


Total $26 60 


Y. P. S. C. E., " for boy " $16 00 


Rev. H. Bentley $ 5 00 

Mias Bentley 1 00 

Total $ 6 00 

Church $5 65 


Collection, 1895 .$10 00 

Sunday School, Building Fund. 10 00 

" " **forboy" 12 00 

C. W. Finlayson 10 00 

Total $42 00 



$ 5 90 


C. E., Building Fund $10 00 

" "for boy" 15 00 

Church 8 00 


Total $ 1 00 


Christian Endeavor $10 00 


Sunday School $925 



C. E., Building Fund $50 00 

Church 24 50 

J. Hamilton 10 00 

Total $84 50 

Bond St. 

Mrs. Hay's class $ 3 75 

Miss Laura Currie's Class, for 

Building Fund 10 00 

C. E., for Mr. Currie 3 20 

Total $16 95 


Church, Building Fund $10 00 

Church 81 82 

Total *..$91 82 


Sunday School, Building Fund.. $10 00 

Church 10 00 

Friend, " Armenia' 2 00 

Total $22 00 


C. E., Building Fund $10 04 

Broadvibw Ave, 

Church $ 4 47 

" Building Fund 10 00 

** "Armenia" 3 27 

C. E., " 5 00 

Total $33 00 

Total ,.$22 74 




C. E., "Armenia" $5 00 

Rev. U. E. Mason, Building 
Fund 10 00 

Total $15 00 


MiBB Annie McK.illioan, 
W. E. McKUUcan 

$ 2 00 
1 00 

Total $ 3 00 


W. M. S $10 00 

Rev. A. F. McGregor 2 00 

SundaySchool 1 00 

0. E., "for boy" 15 00 

" Building Fund 10 00 

Total $38 00 



Church $200 

Boynton 1 50 

•« Building Fund 10 00 

Total $13 50 


Sunday SchooL $ 3 11 

Church 19 61 

C. E., Building Fund 10 00 

Total $32 72 


C. E., Building Fund $10 00 

Christian Endeavor 17 00 

Church 24 65 

** Armenia 54 00 

Total $105 65 

Church, Building Fund $10 00 

C. E., Building Fund $10 00 


L. M. S., Building Fund $10 00 

C. E., " " 10 00 

Christian Endeavor 8 60 

Church 51 56 

Total $80 16 



Mrs. Madleys Class, "for boy ".$ 2 50 

Prayer Meetings 20 23 

Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Leet 10 00 

Thos. Moodie 10 00 

J. E. Cribb 3 00 

Rev. W. H. Warriner 2 00 

Thos. Costen 2 00 

John A. Currie 1 00 

H. T. Garlick 1 00 

A. E. Hanna 1 00 

John Leslie 1 00 

J. B. Owens 1 00 

L. W. St. Pierre 1 00 

Two at $1 2 00 

Six at 50c 3 00 

Small sums 3 65 

Total $64 38 


C. E., Building Fund $10 00 

Miss Arthur*s Class, Bd'g Fund. 5 25 



S. S., " Teacher in India " 60 60 

J. R. Dougall 26 00 

Rev. E. M. Hill 12 00 

T. B. Maoaulay 10 00 

F. E. Dougall 15 00 

Mies Dougall 7 00 

C. CuBhing 6 00 

Miss C. Richardson 4 00 

** Edith Cochrane 3 50 

" J.Smith 3 00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Wright 2 50 

J. C. LuttrelL 2 00 

Mr. Rowell 2 00 

Mrs. P. Campbell 2 00 

Dr. S. G. Dougall 1 00 

Mrs. Toller 1 00 

** Jones 1 00 

A.Kerr 1 00 

Mr. and Mrs. McLachlan ...... 1 00 

Miss Fitzpatrick 1 00 

" Jean Dougall 1 00 

" Ritchie 1 00 

" Caimie 1 00 

G. W. Jones 1 00 

A. Powter 1 00 

Small sums 6 21 

Junior C. E 2 00 

Prayer Meetings 7 64 

Interest 34 

Total $196 59 


Sunday School $20 00 

Christian Endeavor 10 00 

Miss J. Arnot 1 00 

Rev. W. M. Barbour and family 5 00 

A. Birles 2 00 

C. R. Black 2 00 

Misses Blackader 2 00 

Mrs. E. G. Brooks 1 00 

D. Campbell 2 00 

Miss Cochrane 1 00 

Mrs. P. H. Cowper 1 00 

** L. Gushing 1 00 

Rev. E. C. Evans and family. . . 10 00 

W. Gamble 2 00 

Dr. D. F. Gurd 5 00 

Chas. C. Gurd 1 00 

B. J. Harrington 2 00 

R. C. Jamieson 2 00 

G. R. Kearley 1 00 

Mrs. Hay ; . . . 2 00 

J. B. Learmont 5 00 

Mrs. J. H. Leishman 1 00 

Miss K. M. Lighthall 1 00 

G. Lyman 5 00 

H. Lyman 10 00 

Mrs. H. Lyman 10 00 

H. H. Lyman 10 00 

J. Mcintosh 10 00 

Mrs. J. Mcintosh 3 00 

A. Moir . . 6 00 

Mrs. G. W. Morrison 3 00 

Mr. and Miss Moss 2 00 

Mrs. G. Mowitt 1 00 

Wm. Reid 6 00 

W. M. Reid 5 00 

Mrs. Ross 10 00 

H. Sanders.. 2 00 

Mrs, Sanders 1 00 

" J. Savage 5 00 

Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Stevenson... 5 00 

Mrs. J. F. Stevenson and family 5 00 

J.B.Sutherland 2 00 

A. H. Thomson. 2 00 

Miss H. Thompson 1 00 

Mrs. S. M* Walker 2 00 

C. T. Williams 5 00 

Anonymous .... 3 50 

Total $194 75 


Sunday School $29 00 

Church 11 00 

Total.. $40 00 


Miss Mitchell, " boy " $12 00 

Mi-s Mitchell's Class, Building 

Fund 10 00 

Junior C E , Building Fund . . 10 00 

Y. P. S. C. E 6 00 

Legacy, M. McKechnie 90 00 

E. Margrave 10 00 

A. S. Hurd 10 00 

S. F. Morey 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hubbard 5 00 

J.E. Mitchell 5 00 

Mrs. M. J. Mitchell 5 00 

*» H J. Morey 5 00 

Miss S. A. Mitchell 3 00 

W. Blue 2 00 

Mrs. R. Mitchell 2 00 

/\» \Jm O. a. ...... .a.... ...... ^ W 

W. H.Abbott 2 00 



Miss M. F. Dickinson 1 00 

T. M. Cowan 1 00 

T. M. Craig 1 00 

Mrs. Hawes 1 00 

S. W. Jenckes 1 00 

S. S. Class No. 5 ^ 1 00 

Miss E. Sutton 1 00 

J. G. Robertson 1 00 

Anonymous 3 50 

Total $200 60 


Sunday School, Building Fund. $20 00 

Sunday School " for boy » 15 00 

**Mr. Currie".. 15 00 
Church '....147 10 

Total $197 10 


Mission Boxes $10 00 

C. E., "for boy" 20 00 

Pastor's Class, " for boy " 10 85 

C. E., Building Fund 10 00 

Church 10 40 

Total... $61 25 



Building Fund $10 00 


S. S. , Building Fund $10 00 

W. M. S., **for boy" 10 00 

Total $20 00 


" Busy Bees " $10 00 

Church 6 09 

Total $16 00 


W. M. S $ 4 00 

C. K and Junors, Building Fund 10 00 

Christian Endeavor 6 19 

Junior 2 50 

Total $22 69 


Church $ 4 00 

Sunday School 2 00 

Total $ 6 00 


Christian Endeavor $10 00 

W. M. S., for Miss Melville's 
Expenses 7 00 

Total $17 00 

**Forboy" $ 8 00 


W. M. S., Building Fund $10 00 

Christian Endeavor 10 00 

Prayer Meetings 7 13 

Total $27 13 

Christian Endeavor $ 5 00 


Mrs. Dearborn's Class, ♦^boy" $10 00 

Church 35 45 

S. S., Building Fund 10 00 

Total $55 45 


SHEFFIELD. Small sams 1 10 

Church $25 11 Total $11 56 


Church Colldotion. | 6 81 

Mrs. Wood 3 65 W. M. S., for teacher in India. $40 00 


Collectioii at Union, 1885 $ 8 71 

" " N. S. and N. B., 1895 4 90 

Payment for '* Mission Sketch" from Paris, Chebo^e, 
Georgetown, Ottawa, Hamilton, 2nd, Forest (Shore), 
Franklin Cmitre, listowel, St. Andrews, Frome, Wing- 
ham, Sherbrooke, Forest (Central) 6 04 

Friend, St. John, "boy" 20 00 

Rev. W. T. Cnrrie, for engraving, photos, etc 20 00 

Estate Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Rogers 268 27 

6. W. Hlgginson, Hawkesbury 1 10 

Deacon Clare, L'Orignal I 00 

Mrs. H. Burgess, Life Membership, per Mr. H. Burgess, 

Tilbury 40 00 

Rev. A. W. Gerrie, Building Fund 10 00 

H. Langlois, for Mr. Currie 25 00 

Rev. W. T. Currie, Building Fund 50 00 

American Presbyterian Church S, S., Montreal — 

Building Fund $10 00 

Regular 15 00 

25 00 

Forwarded to Home Missionary Society — 

Margaree Church $5 00 

London, 1st Church, Christian Endeavor 5 00 

10 00 


Congregational Woman's Board of Missions. 

List of Officers for 1896-97. 

MRS. (REV.) D. MACALLUM, Maxvillb, Ont. 

Vioe-Presldent at Large. 
MISS DOUG ALL, "Witness" Office, Montreal. 

Vloe-PreBidentB, Ex-offloio. 
The Presidents of Branches. 

CorreBpondliig Secretary. 
MRS. ROBERT FREELAND, Bowman villb. 

MRS. FRANCES A. SANDERS, 125 MackIt St., Montreal. 


Superintendents of Peitartments. 


Home Mission S^applies, 

MRS. MOODIE, 185 Mange St., Montreal. 

Systematic Giving. 

Editor of Leaflet. 
MRS. F. A. SANDERS, 125 Mackay St., Montreal. 


252 woman's board of missions. 


The Tenth Annual Meeting of the Woman's Board was held 
in the First Congregational Church, Kingston, on Thursday and 
Friday, June 4th and 5th. The President, Mrs. Macallum, pre- 

Reports were read from the various Branches, Auxiliaries 
and Mission Bands, by the presidents, if present ; Mrs. Nasmith 
and Mrs. Sanders reporting for branches not represented, or 
otherwise reporting. The reports of both Secretary and Treas- 
urer were very encouraging. 

Miss Lyman of Montreal, formerly of Bombay, spoke to the 
ladies on the life of a Hindu woman. On Friday afternoon she 
spoke to the children ; and in the evening addressed the public 
meeting, on " Mission work in Bombay." 

On Thursday evening. Rev. E. M. Hill gave his interesting 
illustrated lecture on " Mission work in Africa," for which he 
was tendered a special vote of thanks. 

On Friday morning, the officers were elected for the coming 
year (see list of officers). 

The Business Committee recommended the following items^ 
which were adopted : — 

1. That the Misses Melville, our missionaries, be retained. 

2. Thank-offering in auxiliaries at thanksgiving time. 

3. Balance of Miss Melville's outfit to be paid from general 

4. That $15 be paid the Congregationalist 

5. That we erect a stone on Miss Clarke*s grave at Cis- 
amba, to cost $30. 

6. To repair roof of mission house at Cisamba ; cost $50. 

7. To give $600 to the Canada Congregational Missionary 

8. To continue Monthly Leaflet 

9. To print 1500 annual reports. 

10. To use the Ella F. M. Williams Memorial Fund to erect 
a hospital in Cisamba. 


11. To ask auxiliaries to make special collection for Arme- 
nian Relief Fund. 

12. To make a change in Article 3 of Constitution. 

13. To add a department of " Systematic Giving." 

14. That Mrs. Macallum be asked to visit the Auxiliaries. 

15. That the C. C. W. B. M. adopt the Quebec Branch 
" Missionary Library." 

16. To urge Auxiliaries to pay more attention to Junior 

The following Resolutions were adopted ; — 

1. Thanks to God for His blessing on our work. 

2. Thanks to the Kingston friends for their hospitality. 

3. Congratulate Mrs. Sanders on the success of the Leaflet 

4. Appreciation of the value of Miss Lyman's addresses. 

5. Sympathy with Mrs. Macallum in her anxiety for her 
children in Turkey. 

6. Sympathy with Mr. Lee, and Mr. and Mrs. Carter, in 
their bereavement. 



Home Missions % 300 92 

Foreign " 592 96 

Monthly Leaflet 121 92 

Special Objects 783 47 

Fees and Undesignated 667 07 

Annual Meeting Collections, 1894-'95 43 55 

Interest on Bank Acdount to January, 1896 16 17 

$2,526 06 
Balancd from last year 988 89 

Total. $3,514 95 


C. C. M. S. Home Missions $60000 

•* " ** Home Mission Debt " 10 00 

Salary, Miss H. Melville 475 00 

" M. Melville 316 67 

Outfit, *' 147 46 

Travelling Expenses ** 400 00 

Medical and School Work 13 00 

Cisamba Church ** Communion Set " 22 00 

C. C. F. M. S., Rev. W. T. Currie and B. F 40 26 



Canadian Scholarship, Smyrna, Turkey 70 OO 

*♦ Monthly Laaflet 78 83 

Special, India 143 24 

" Turkey 101 22 

'* Armenian Suflferers 85 57 

Printing BiU 60 75 

Postage, Bank Cheques, etc., President, Secretary, and Treasurer.... 23 53 

Expenses, Annual Meeting ; General Fund $46 70 

Collections 43 55 

90 25 

$2677 77 

Balance, May 21st, 1896 837 15 

Total $3,514 98 



Guelph Branch, Out $144 46 

Listowel, *• ** 62 92 

Ottawa, " " 179 75 

Paris & Hamilton, Branch, Ont 99 55 

London " " 3130 

Toronto. " " 590 99 

Quebec, Provincial Branch 1153 75 

Manitoba Branch 50 00 

Miscellaneous, Ontario 126 02 

" Nova Scotia 19 10 

Total Branches $2,457 84 

Other sources 68 22 

$2,526 06 


PER C. C. M. S. 


Toronto, Zion $ 7 48 

Northern 13 00 

Olivet 8 

Broadview Ave 3 





Hamilton, Immanuel 5 00 


Manilla 6 

Maxville 11 

Lanark 5 

Guelph 13 

Ottawa 7 

Stouffville 2 

Listowel 5 


Calvary 32 

Zion 5 

*' Mission Board. . 4 

Granby 75 

Cowansville 9 

Stanstead 1 

Danville 13 

Sherbrooke 8 

Lennoxville 1 

Total, Ontario and Quebec $300 92 

Undesignated 299 08 

$600 00 
C. C. M. S. ** Home Mission Debt : 

From Montreal, Calvary Auxiliary (Special) $10 00 



Founded 1857. 

Act of Incorporation - - 1859. 

Amending Act of Incorporation - 1873. 




THOS. HOODIE, Esq., 30 St. John Street, Montreal. 


C. R. BLACK, Esq. 
R. S. WEIR, Esq. 

H. H. LYMAN, Esq. 




The members of the Society shall be : — 

1. As Beneficiary Members. — Ministers duly received by the Society through 
either of the branches hereinafter mentioned, and retaining their membership in 
connection with either fund in accordance with its by-laws. 

2. As Life Members, — Any persons not being Beneficiary Members, who 
shall have paid to the fund Twenty Dollars at one time. 



3. As Annual Members, — Charches coUectiDg for the fund, to be repre- 
sented at the annual meeting, or at any special meeting held in the year follow- 
ing the payment of their collection, by one delegate, who shall not be a Bene- 
ficiary Member. 


1. Any Congregational Minister in British North America who is in good 
standing in the denomination, and the Pastor of a Congregational Church, or a 
Missionary, or a Professor in the Congregational College of Canada, may be 
admitted as a Beneficiary Member of either branch of the fund by a majority of 
four-fifths of the members present, and votins by ballot at an annual meeting of 
the Society, such receptions to be confirmed by the Board of Directors before 
taking effect ; or by a majority of four-fifths of the Directors present, at any 
meeting of the Board, subject, however, to confirmation, on the same majority, 
by the Society at its next annual meeting. 

2. Before confirming the admission of any applicants, the Board of Direc- 
tors may, if they think it necessary, make enquiries concerning their general 
health ; and if the result of their enquiries proves unsatisfactory, the Directors 
may, either decline to confirm the reception, or require such additional remuner- 
ation as, in their opinion, would be sufficient to cover the extra risk. 


1. Any Beneficiary Member, not an annuitant, ceasing to reside in British 
North America, shall thereby lose beneficiary claim on either fund, but the 
amount of his annual subscription to the Widows' and Orphans' fund shall be 
placed to the credit of his family, under the condition of article No. 13, then to 
accumulate with interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum until his death, 
when it shall be paid to such person or persons as may be lawfully entitled to 
receive it. Beneficiary members of the Retiring Ministers Branch, ceasing to 
reside in British North America, shall cease to have beneficiary claim, but may, 
in special cases, receive relief from the fund to the amount of their subscriptions 
to the fund. 

2. Any Beneficiary Member, leaving the Ministry or the denomination, or 
ceasing to be in good standing, shall thereby forfeit all claim upon the fund, 
unless he has been a member for five years ; but after having paid in five years' 
annual subscriptions he shall have the privilege of withdrawing from the Society, 
and receiving as surrender value of his claim on its fund, two-fifths of the 
amount of the premiums paid in by him. 

3. Any Beneficiary Member who may have been connected with the 
Society, as such for a period of not less than ten years, and who has paid all his 
annual premiums may, if he so desires, withdraw his membership from the 
Society, and claim a refund of two-fifths of the amount of the premiums paid in 
by him. 


1. Any member returning to British North America (if permitted to 
resume his connection with the Widows' and Orphans' Branch) shaU pay all 
arrears and an additional rate of 20 cents per annum for each year of his absence, 
and the amount accumulated to the credit of bis family shall relapse to the fund. 

2. Any member resuming his connection with the Retiring Ministers' 
Branch shall do so on conditions to be arranged by the Directors. 

BY-LAWS. 257 



! 1. An annual meeting of the Society shall be held at the same time and 

I place as that of the Congregational Union of Ontario & Quebec, at which a 

report from the Directors, and the Treasurer's accounts shall be presented, 
Directors elected for the ensuing year, new members admitted and any other 
general business of the Society transe^cted. 

2. Special meetings of the Society may be held at its pleasure, expressed at 
any meeting thereof, or at the call of the Directors. 

3. Beneficiary Members, in connection with either branch of the Fund, 
shall be entitled to attend and vote at all meetings of the Society. 

4. In case of a division, a majority of two-thirds shall be necessary to con- 
stitute a vote. 


1. The funds of the Society shall be held and managed by a Board of ten 
Directors (five to form a quorum) residing in or uear the City of Montreal, to be 
elected annually by the Society. 

2. The Directors, wh^n elected, shall, from their own number, choose a 
Chairmaii, Deputy-Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, and may make such 
standing rules for their own guidance (not beiug inconsistent with the Act of 
Incorporation aud its amendments or by-laws), as they may deem needful, sub- 
ject to the approval of the Society at the next annual meeting. 

3. They shall also have power to fill vacancies in their own number, shall 
be eligible for re-election, and shall hold office until their successors are appointed 
and assume their duties. 


1. The funds of the Society shall be derived from Annual Church Collec- 
tions, Subscriptions, Donations and Legacies, the rates paid by Beneficiary 
Members, and the proceeds of investments. 

2. The amount received for Church Collections, or otherwise contributed 
for the general purposes of the Society, shall be divided, half to the Widows' 
and Orphans' Branch, and half to the Retiring Ministers' Branch ; but money 
contributed from any source, and especially designated for either Branch, shall 
be so applied. 

3. The Funds shall be invested only in undoubted securities to be held on 
the Society's behalf by the Chairman or Deputy-Chairman, and the Treasurer in 
the name of the Incorporated Society. 

4. Any investments or transfer from one investment to another shall be 
made only by vote of the Board. 

5. The Treasurer shall give such security to the Board for the funds in his 
possession as they may from time to time require. 


In the case of any dispute arising between Beneficiary Members or Annui- 
tants, and the Directors of the Society, each party shall choose an arbitrator, 
and these, if necessary, an umpire, whose decision shall be final. 




The amount of the rates of preminm and annuities shall be reconsidered at 
each fifth annual meeting, reckoning from that held in 1863, and should any 
re-adjustment be needed such re-adjustment shall not be deemed to be a viola- 
tion of good faith by any parties whatsoever. 


The By-Laws of the Society may be enacted, amended or repealed at any 
annual meeting, provided that notice to such efifect has been given at the previous 
annual meeting. But this shall not apply to the case provided for in By-Law ix. 


XI. — widows' and orphans' branch. 

1. From the Fund heretofore belonging to the Widows' and Orphans' Fund 
Society, the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars, shall be set apart as an endowment 
for the Widows' and Orphans' Branch, the interest only of which shall be avail- 
able toward the payment of annuities. 

2. The balance of the funds of the Widows' and Orphans' Branch, together 
with subscriptions of Beneficiary Members and available proceeds of Church 
Collections, Subscriptions, Legacies, etc , with interest, and the interest on the 
Endowment Fund, shall be ]^aced to the credit of an account to be called the 
Widows' and Orphans' Fund, and shall be available for payment of all s^nuities 
as prescribed unaer By-Law No. 13. 

xii. — beneficiary subscriptions. 

The following shall be the scale of rates, payable annually, by Beneficiary 
Members of the Widows' and Orphans' Branch : — 

1. By those received under thirty years of age, and by Alumni of the Con- 
gregationiu College of Canada, subscribing within twelve months from the date 
of their ordination. Ten Dollars. 

2. By those received over thirty and under forty years of age, Twelve 

3. By those received over forty and under fifty years of age. Fourteen 

4. By those received over fifty and under sixty years of age, Sixteen Dollars. 

5. Bv those received over sixty years of age^ such a special rate as may be 
agreed to by the Society. 

6. All subscriptions to be payable semi-annually on the 1st of January and 
July, and if not paid within three months, to be subject to a fine of $1. If not 
paid within twelve months, due notice having been given by the trustees, the 
minister so in arrears shall be held to have withdrawn from connection with the 

7. Any Beneficiary Member who shall have paid thirty annual premiums, 
according to the above assessment, shall be exempt from further subscriptions, 
and shall maintain his status as a Beneficiary as before. 


There shall be paid from the funds of the Society to the families of the 
Beneficiary Members the following Annuities : — 


BY-LAWS. 259 

1. To their Widows for life, or until re-marriage^ One Hundred Dollars per 

2. To their Widows for each Son under the age of sixteen years, and for 
each Daughter under eighteen years, Twenty Dollars, but Forty Dollars for the 
youngest child. 

3. To Guardians on behalf of Orphans, Forty Dollars for the youngest and 
Thirty Dollars for each other child, until they attain the ages mentioned in the 
preceding section, provided, nevertheless, that the Directors shall have power to 
delay such payments to Guardians until they are satisfied that they will be 
properly applied. 



The following shall be the scale of rates, payable annually, by Beneficiary 
Members of the Retiring Ministers' Branch : — 

1. By those received under thirty years of age, and by Alumni of the Con- 
gregational College of Canada, subscribing within 12 months from the date of 
their ordination. Four Dollars per annum. 

2. Those received over 30 and under 35 years of age, Five Dollars per 

3. Those received over 35 and under 40 years of age, Six Dollars per annum. 

4. Those received over 40 and under 45 years of age. Seven Dollars per 

5. Those received over 45 and under 50 years of age, Eight Dollars per 

6. Ministers over 50 years of age shall be received only on such terms as 
the Directors may agree to. 

7. Ministers who may pay at once, or for whom may be paid by their 
Churches or by others, a sum equal to the amount of fifteen years purchase, 
according to the age rate indicated above, may become Beneficiary Life Members. 


The subscriptions of Beneficiary Members shall be placed to the credit of an 
account to be called the ** Equitable Fund," together with proportion of interest 
derived therefrom. 


1 . Beneficiary Members of this Branch having attained the age of 65 years, 
and having been compelled to resign the active duties of the ministry, shall be 
entitled to an annuity of $100 for life, payable quarterly, from the Equitable 
Fund ; but should there be any good or sufficient reason why it should not be 
paid —of which reason the Society shall be the sole and sufficient judge — it shall 
not be paid, anything in those by-laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

2. It shall be competent for the Society, on recommendation of the Direc- 
tors, to increase the annuity of any Beneficiary Member by a special or annual 
grant, not exceeding the sum of $100 per annum additional, and said grant may 
be made for life, by regular vote, after 12 months* notice given at any annual 
meeting of the Society. 


3. Should the income of either the £!qaitable or Charitable Fund not be 
sufficient for the payment of annuities for which it is liable, it shall be right and 
proper for the Society to make such reduction, pro rata^ on all annuities as will 
cover the deficiency, anything in these by-laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 
— See By-law xviii. , Clause 2. 


1. The proportion of Charitable Subscriptions, Donations, Legacies, and 
Church Collections available shall be placed to the credit of an account to be 
called the Charitable Fund, until the sum of One Thousand Dollars is secured, 
the interest of which only shall be available for grants or annuities. 

2. Aftor $1,000 is secured, one half of said Subscriptions, Collections, etc., 
shall be reserved to constitute an Endowment Fund, until the sum of |5,000 has 
been secured. 

3. The other half with the proportion of interest due to this account, shall 
be available for grants or annuities ; but should the income in auy year exceed 
the disbursements of that year, the surplus, after allowing a small balance for 
contingencies, shall be added to the Endowment. 


1. The Society may, from the Charitable Fund, make special or annual 
grants to an aged or infirm Congregational Minister, laboring in B. N. A., 
though not a Beneficiary Member. 

2, Should the Equitable Fund not be sufficient for the claims of annuitants 
it shall be proper to supplement that Fund from the Charitable Fund. 


Minutes of the meeting of the Provident Fund Society, 
Montreal, Zion Ohurch, Thursday, June 1 Ith, 1896. The meet- 
ing opened, Mr. Chailes Alexander being in the chair. 

Rev. W. T. Gunn was appointed Minute- Secretary, and Rev. 
W. F. Olarke led in prayer. 

Mr. Thos. Moodie then presented the Secretary -Treasurer s 
report ; the Financial Statement being taken as read. It was 
moved by Mr. Moodie, seconded by Rev. John Wood, and 
carried : 

Tbat4}he report be adopted and printed in the Yrar Book. 

Moved by Mr. Henry O'Hara : 

That the churches be requested to give one collection per year, on or about 
the first of January, to the funds of this Society. — Garried, 

Moved by Rev. John Wood, and carried : 

That the Secretary ask the Business Committee of the Union for a few 
moments, to present the claims of this Society to the Union. 



Moved by C. R. Black, seconded by Rev» Jno. McKillican, 
and carried : 

That this Society does not approve of the proposed amalgamation with the 
proposed new Union. 

The present Board was then on motion re-elected ; a cordial 
vote of thanks to the Board, and especially to the Secretary, 
being unanimously carried. 

The meeting closed with prayer by Rev. John Wood. 

W. T. GUNN, 

Minute Secretary. 


Zarofir^f Y tj205D» 

HE Directors in presenting the Thirty ninth Annual 
Report, have to regret that there is still a decreas- 
ing interest taken in the Society by the churches, 
as shown by the reduced amount of subscriptions ; 
and there is not a disposition on the part of the 
younger brethren in the ministry to become mem- 
bers of the Society ; and perhaps this latter is the cause of the 

As a rule, the churches whose pastors are or were members, 
subscribe annually to the funds. 

We would again urge the ministers to make themselves 
acquainted with the working of the Society, and see what a 
cheap and safe insurance it is. 

Mr. John Porteous has again remembered the Society, and 
made Mr. Daniel Porteous a Life Member by the payment of 
twenty dollars. 

The Rev. D. Macallum has come on the Retiring Ministers* 
Branch as an annuitant, making the third : one member has 
withdrawn as a beneficiary. 

The surplus this year in the Widows* and Orphans' Branch 
is 19 cents more than last year, and in the Retiring Ministers' 
Branch, $216.41 less. 

The Board has again considered the Amalgamation scheme 
of the various Societies with the Union ; and sees no reason to 

change its decision of last year, which was against the scheme. 



The following churches having made collections for the 
Society this year, are entitled to be represented by one delegate 
at the annual meeting : 


Frome ^3 10 

Lanark half Coll 7 20 

Montreal, Zion, " 5 30 

Hamilton, First 15 00 

St. Andrews half Coll 5 00 

Brantford 13 48 

Cowansville 3 23 

Kingston, Calvary $ 5 00 

Montreal, Emmanuel 22 00 

Personal Sub., Miss Horton, 
Port Perry 2 00 

Total $81 31 


Maxville and St. Elmo $ 8 00 

Martintown ; 1 50 

Lanark half Coll 7 20 

Montreal, Zion, " 5 25 

St. Andrews " 5 00 

Kingston, Calvary | 4 00 

Pt. St. Charles : 4 20 

Total $35 15 

The list of beneficiaries in the Widows' and Orphans' 
Branch ia the same as last year ; 16. 

In the Retiring Ministers' Branch, two less ; leaving 5. 

Annuitants in Widows' and Orphans' Branch, same ; 6. 

Annuitants in Retiring Ministers' Branch, one more ; 
making 3. 


Rev. W. H. Allworth. 
" R. K. Black. 
** C. E. Bolton. 
" Thos. Hall. 
** J. I. Hindley. 

Rev. D. Macallum. 
" J. McKillican. 
" E. C. W. MacCoU. 
" A. Margrett. 
" E. D. Silcox. 
Rev. W. T. Gunn. 

Rev. Geo. Skinner. 
" W. W. Smith. 
** S. Sykes. 
" J. Unsworth. 
** J. Wood. 


Rev. Thos. Hall. Rev. W. W. Smith. 

" J. I. Hindley. " S. Sykes. 

Rev. J. Wood. 


Mrs. Howell. 
•* Climie. 

Mrs. Wheeler. 
" Ebbs. 

Mrs. Peacock and child. 
*' Sanderson. 

treasurer's report. 263 

Rev. J. Unsworth. Rev. R. K. Black. Rev. D. Macallum. 

The Financial Statements for the year, duly audited, are 
herewith presented. The whole respectfully submitted. 




Treasur'er's Statement for Year ending Slat May^ 1896, 




Balance from last year % 153 04 

Collections 81 31 

Mr. John Porteous, to make Mr. Daniel Porteous a Life Member. 20 00 

Interest and Dividends 1,307 90 

Beneficiaries 116 00 

$1,678 25 

Paid Annuitants $ 640 00 

f I Expenses 60 14 

11 Loan R. M. B 300 00 

Balance cash on hand 678 11 

«1,678 25 



CoUectons $ 101 31 

Interest and Dividends 1,307 90 

Beneficiaries 116 00 

$1,525 21 



Paid Annuitants 9 640 00 

ft Expenses 60 14 

Balance to credit on Revenue 825 07 

W,526 21 


540 Shares Montreal Loan and Mortgage Co. Stock at $25 $13,500 00 

14 Shares Real Estate Loan Co. of Canada, valued at 385 00 

Mortgages 3,500 00 

Loan to Congregational College of Canada 500 00 

Cash on hand 678 11 

Total $18,563 11 

Assets. 1895 17,738 04 

Increase 9 825 07 




Balance from last year 91,751 49 

Collections 35 15 

Interest and Dividends 450 82 

Beneficiaries 52 00 

Loan to W. & O. B. repaid 300 00 

$2,589 46 

Paid Annuitants 9 225 00 

»» Expenses 95 49 

II Mortgage 1,400 00 

Balance being cash on hand 868 97 

$2,589 46 


56 Shares Montreal Loan and Mortgage Co. Stock at $25.. $1,400 00 

13 Shares Real Estate Loan Co. valued at 357 50 

Mortgages 4,400 00 

treasurer's report. 265 

Loan to Congregational College of Canada 952 11 

Cash on hand 868 97 

Total «7,978 58 

Assets, 1895 7,761 10 

Increase $ 217 48 

Thos. Moodie, 


Examined and found correct, 

(Signed) C. T. Williams, ) ^,^ .^^r;* 
Arch. Wright, ]^'^''^^^' 

Montreal, 31st May, 1896. 




J. C. COPP, Esq., Toronto. 

JAMBS SMITH, Esq., Toronto. 

Rbv. W. W. smith, St. Catharines. 

Editor Congregatlonallst. 
Rev JOHN P. GERRIE, B.A., Toronto. 

Editor Tear-Beofc. and Mana«rer of S. S. Department. 
Rev. W. W. SMITH, St. Catharines. 



MR. J. C. COPP. 


A public meeting of the Shareholders was held, in connection 
with the meeting of the Congregational Union, in Zion Church, 
Montreal, on Friday, 12th June, at 4 p.m. 

Mr. J. C. Copp, President, in the chair. Rev. Dr. Sims 
offered prayer. Rev. G. E. Read acted as Minute Secretary. 

Rev. W. W. Smith, Secretary, read Report of Directors, and 
the Financial Statement for the year ending 27th May, 1896. 


:W*B£*?Ptte"ff1'EMIP ant's report, v 


, . Rev. W. Fi<!,^!^.ke iSp'ved, Mr. Charles Gushing Bsconded, — 

;' - . "Tbabthe Kenlt^'Davf read be recommaDdedforadopUou at the AnDuaX . 
■'^^iioSting; with thVfWxA^Sn'if the paragraph relating to ^nalgamatiou of tb^ . 
';-'-8Doiety be made taoOudBSptiiid'to the action of the C. C. Misrioaary Society, and 
. the College, as pawed i^w morning." Carried. 

,;,V '.. V!^pye^-^"S^..S. P. Leet, seconded by Rev, W. T. Gmin^— 

■7^.^ ■■ ''fThattte ttp^ioE the Publishing Company be preiettted to Mr, Charles 
^i^ii-ftM^Seir blR ifMgjaffiad efficient BerviceB us Editor ol the C<mgrtgatiimalist." . 

%;';£::%■ . The ^catftty waa instructed to convey to Mr. Duff thU 


IjJ^'T^iThe fe?»hig'iKen adjourned : Qot&e. ibeioj^ given of the 

li:>ftaiiual TkreettSfein'ToroBt'^^ ■ 'S ■■ 

^hfi^ ■■;..■ ■""': ■■.:■; --yA "a.^E. tREAD. ■ 

li- ■-*■■¥;■ ■■ 

flf the 'Publishing Cotmany was held 

rr O'H^ &p Co., 24 JTorsnio Street, 

jv^-'-Toi^nto f&?E|a»^v;9(h:.J^nfe^ IS96 ; the President, Mf. John C. 

i^'/fii ^ i The ^lemitacfyr^tid. (p^ I^tkOpt; aq aimeiided at jUi^ntreal ; 
t^fc^'- and also tB"e'feflwei"'''l'fe.t^fe'«fi5i.duIy"midited. ';V-. ''!. 
' ■fi': f '; lioveAMyfi&t, E- Yeigfa^ 'seeijnded 'i)y, fttr. G^. Pim^— 

1'^^, - y Tht^t thqteJf'i^n^endation ofMie mformlkl meeting in ^ontraiLl be cutiied 
. duti'ln the~adbt)tt(&'.pfLthe.Repott.attit Fin&ncial S^tement,'' . Carried. 

,''i A'l^cjis'aioB took place' regarding tEe Congregatwradiii. 
- ^.-^-.-■'f.-u in Jhs.'dtfy»aof the eleetion of Dit^'tors, it was moved by 
i ^^J^- W. W^i^i't^ ^eronded by Mr, E/ ?eigh,— 

.'^ -;-. -"That Ute'Siiretvry^'thls meeting 'Oaar%«iiigle ballot for re-election of the - 

^^-■roraiorBoardj^jflJ^te^^V- ^- .-* '..'.■■, 

-y-';'i(; This waS-<B£ng(iei^;7-^3; the Seet6tary cast a ballot accord- 

g^ir'. ingly ; apd- IhjB^fdtewin^. vere dec^red by the Chairman tn l^e 
Ji-f. elected; vizi^R*ff.' Oiiarles DnC JleV. J. P. Gerrie, Rev. ImIu! 
I ^r'^-fv iaorton^Mrc^J^i^^^ith/M^^ Mr. J. C. Copp, Mr 

Mr.-/iMwtSd»ith, Mr. H..C 
oO^iiE^ii^^'at^jpumed.'. - 

W. W. Smith. 
. !„, Secretary. 





The Directors are pleased to meet the* Shareholders this 
year, with virtually a balance on hand. [Some amounts to come in, 
being more than enough to meet the small deficit reported. Sec] 

We desire to urge the matter of the larger circulation of 
the Gongregatwnalist. We hope every church will not fail to _ 
keep in commission a local agent and correspondent, to procure :^.* 
subscribers and secure renewals, and send brief punctual notices '* * / 
of affairs connected with the church. The voice of the Gongre-.*:;.f 
gaiiovalist does not rpach our churches as it should. In the -X 
interest of every department of our denominational work, il'i»:.v ' 
important that the reach of the paper, as a. medium of coramuni-* > v 
cation be extended. We would suggest that each church sub.- . t'^; 
scribe for a copy of the Congregationalist to be forwiirdei to ^' * 
the Church-Secretary; this copy to be considered by* him %. • 
the property of the church ; from which papei" • all official * ^J . 
Notices, and matters of denominational . inte];est are to be com- it^ 
municated to the church. With this suggestioh ."^carried out, it 1/ » 
would be possible, through the columns of the CongregationaMst f ^ 
to speak, directly and pointedly, on behalf of our . Societies or ' *• 
enterprises, to every Congregational Church in ^Aie: Dominion. .^ 'i 

The Yeab Book has met with better supj^opt thi.s year : in •:♦* J 
consequence, we have a profit of $33*. instead ©fi/Joss of $26, ^ j 
as last year, on the publication, it number' o£'<ihtfrches now ♦?* 
order parcels of Year Books, paiyingfor them oul of the church .? 
funds, and distribute them among- the ifamilies of the <;hurch. As 
yet however, only a minority do so ; many stDl asking for indi- 
vidual orders among their members, at 15c. each. But the foimer 
is by far the better plan, and we hope it may become general. 

We have pleasure in acknowledging, wijbR* th'anks, the - 
co-operation of the College, the Missionary Societiesj the Provi-.. if . 
dent Fund, and the Woman's Board, in contritm^lng to the '' 
Editorial Expense fund, in return for seryj*c9^T^i}d.ered them in 
the Editorial and News columns of the Qo^gregaiianalist Also, 
to several private friends, for like co-operation. • . . 

Rev. Charles Duff, who has conducted the Cojigregationalist, 
without remuneration, for eighteen months^'^is- At . present in 
Nova Scotia, and may possibly remain thtere-i'-Xij consequence, 
it may become necessary for the Board fip Titake- new arrange 

V ■• 


ments for Editorial service. 


*Mr. Dufi 8 resignation was received a month later*. — Sec..' 




• A 


In the matter of the proposed amalgamation with the 
Congregational Union and other Congregational Societies, we 
desire to concur with the Union, the College, and the other 
Societies, in appointing Mr. J. C. Copp and Mr. H. O'Hara, to 
represent this Company, and form part of a Joint Committee, 
to consider the whole question, and report at the next Annual 
Meeting of the Union and of the various Societies. 

The official Annual Meeting must be held in Ontario, as the 
company do business under an Ontario charter; and while the 
Reports will be read, and the Shareholders consulted, at the 
Union meetings in Montreal, the legal reception of the Reports, 
ieind the election of Directors will take place in Toronto, on 
'Friday, 19 th June, 1896. 

The thanks of the Company are due, and are hereby heartily 
tendered to Rev. Charles Duff, Editor ; and to various Brethren 
in the churches, for services rendered to the Editorial and News 
columns of the CoTigregationalist 

The Financial Statement, duly audited, is herewith present- 
ed. All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. W. Smith, 

St. Catharines, Ontario, Secretary- Treasurer, 

f une 2, 1896. 

For THE Year Ending 27th May, 1896. 

Mev. W. W, Smithy Secretary-Treasurer, in Account with the Congregational 

Publishing Goinpany, of Toronto, 

• • 


1896. * ' • Yearbook Account. 

May 27— To Sale of Year-Books $105 67 

II Cash for inserting Reports 284 00 

II Cash froin Advertisers 20 00 

* , ': $409 67 

1896. '. • Sunday School Department. 

May 27— To Cash^or S. S. Supplies 118 08 


1896. General Segbetaby's Account. 

May 27 — To Stock paid and Miscellaneous $10 10 

II Cash for Editorial Expense Fund : — James 

Goldie, |5 ; C. C. Missionary Society, |25 ; 

C. C. Foreign Missionary Society, $20 ; C. C. 

College, $25 75 00 

II Balance due Treasurer at date 67 05 

152 15 

1679 90 


1896. Ybar-Book Account. 

May 27— By Printing Year-Book $233 00 

•I Paid Engravers 5 25 

II 500 Circulars 2 50 

II Express, $6.10; Postage, $22.14; Draft, 25c. ; 
Expenses of Editor, $5.28 ; Boxing and 
freight, $1.80 35 57 

II Editor's Salary 100 00 

376 32 

1896. Sunday School Department. 

May 27— By Paid for S. S. Supplies $88 81 

II Postages, Money Orders, etc 5 70 

11 Commission to Manager, 10 % on $118.08 11 80 

106 31 

1896. General Secretary's Account. 

May 27--By Balance due Treasurer, May 27, 1895 $108 86 

It Postage, Bank Interest, etc 7 21 

It Newspaper notice — Annual Meeting 1 50 

„ Paid for Editorial Expense Fund 75 00 

n Secretary — Expenses, 3 Board meetings 4 70 

197 27 

179 90 
W. W. SMITH, Treasurer. 

Audited and found correct, 

G. W. Hodqetts, Auditor, 
St. Catharines, May 29th, 1896. 

treasurer's statement. 271 


(Maimged by Mr. J. G. Copp aiui Mr. H. O'Hara.) 

Receipts, 1894-96. 

Mr. H. O'Hara, Toronto $10 00 

Mr. J. C. Copp, Toronto 10 00 

Mr. James Goldie, Guelph 5 00 

Mr. C. R. Black, Montreal 1 50 

C. C. Missionary Society 25 00 

C. C. College, Montreal 25 00 

Foreign Missionary Society '. 20 00 

Woman's Board of Missions = 15 00 

f'rovident Fund 10 00 

1121 50 
Disbursements, 1894-96. 

Expenditure for Editorial work $80 00 

Postages and Petty Disbursements 2 50 

Balance Cash in hands of Editorial Committee 39 00 

$121 50 

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A twelve-page paper. 


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Published by C. Blackett Robinson, 5 Jordan St., Toronto. 
Terms : One Dollar a Year in Advance. 

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(7^ HE YEAR BOOK is published annually, about 
Vy 1st September; and contains all the Reports of 
the Unions, Societies, and College ; with much miscel- 
laneous information respecting persons and things ^ 
connected with the Congregational Churches of the %^ 
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